Sailors’ Snug Harbor: Gatehouse

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

982 Richmond Terrace

CLIENT: Sailors' Snug Harbor

ARCHITECT: Richard P. Smythe

DATE: 1870s

STYLE: Romanesque, Italianate, Second Empire

Italianate New Brighton Romanesque Second Empire ... VIEW ALL

Designated May 15, 1973

The gatehouse on Richmond Terrace is a vernacular synthesis of Romanesque, Italianate, and Second Empire influences. It was intended as a pedestrian entrance, providing a formal entry to the Snug Harbor complex. The elevation is composed of a large central arch flanked by a window in a lower wing on each side. The composition is completed with a square cupola above the vaulted tunnel that leads through the gatehouse.

Image credit: Library of Congress

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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New Brighton, formerly an independent village, is today a neighborhood located on the northwestern tip of Staten Island. The neighborhood comprises an older industrial and residential harbor front area along the Kill Van Kull west of St. George.

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