Westfield Township District School No. 7

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

4210-4212 Arthur Kill Road

CLIENT: Richmond County School District Board of Trustees

ARCHITECT: Unknown

DATE: 1896

STYLE: School

Charleston School Staten Island

The Westfield Township District School No. 7, one of the oldest surviving school structures on Staten Island, was erected in 1896 during a school construction boom related to the population growth on the island.

The building project, undertaken by the school district Board of Trustees at the time when the village of Kreischerville approached a peak of development and during the time when the schools on Staten Island were under the jurisdiction of Richmond County and the State of New York, was both an exercise in local government and an architectural achievement. An addition to the rear of Public School No. 4 (as the school was renumbered after the consolidation of Greater New York in 1898), was constructed in 1906-07 to the designs of the New York City Board of Education’s Superintendent of School Buildings, C.B.J. Snyder.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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