Seaman Cottage

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

441 Clarke Avenue

ARCHITECT: Unknown

DATE: 1836-37

STYLE: Greek Revival

Greek Revival Richmondtown Staten Island

Seaman Cottage, constructed c. 1836-1837 by developer Henry I. Seaman is a well preserved example of a modest Greek Revival cottage and a significant reminder of the early history of Richmondtown, the historic governmental center of Staten Island. This is the best preserved and most intact of the five houses that Seaman built on Center Street that came to be known as the “Seaman Cottages.” The term cottage was used in the 1830s to describe a newly fashionable building type, a small scale house with up-to-date amenities and modish detailing intended for middle class occupants.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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