Staten Island Borough Hall

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

2 Stuyvesant Place

CLIENT: Borough of Staten Island

ARCHITECT: Carrere & Hastings

DATE: 1903-06

STYLE: French Renaissance

French Renaissance St. George Staten Island

Borough Hall, Staten Island’s grandest civic monument, was designed in 1903, five years after the consolidation of Greater New York. The magnificent structure was the work of Carerre & Hastings, one of the leading architectural firms in New York at the turn of the century.

The building is a testament to the belief of the firm’ s partners that French Renaissance design, as adapted to American needs, was the most appropriate style for that period. The brick and stone building, dramatically sited on a hill above the St. George terminal, is visible to all who arrive in Staten Island by ferry, and its tall clocktower is a welcoming beacon to resident and visitor alike.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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