Sailors’ Snug Harbor Fence

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

912 Richmond Terrace

CLIENT: Sailors' Snug Harbor

ARCHITECT: Frederick Diaper

DATE: 1842

STYLE: Greek Revival

Greek Revival New Brighton Staten Island

Designate May 15, 1973

The handsome Greek Revival iron fence that runs for over a third of a mile along the northerly boundary of the former Sailors’ Snug Harbor property is almost as old as the great Greek Revival buildings it protects. The central portion of the fence opposite these buildings was fabricated and erected circa 1840 by William Alexander of Broome Street, Manhattan, from designs by the noted British-born architect, Frederick Diaper (1810-1906), a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and a founding member of the American Institute of Architects. Since William Alexander’s sons continued the business of “smith and ornamental ironwork” after their father’s death in 1860, it is more than likely that the same firm executed subsequent additions to the fence which match the original.

Image credit: Emilio Guerra

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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