Cool Spaces: from Gothic revival to townhouses – the architectural styles of New Brighton
STATEN ISLAND, NY – Looking around Staten Island at some of the interesting architectural styles, we offer a glimpse of the varied vintage homes that mix with more modern structures in certain areas of the island.
We start in the North Shore community of New Brighton. John Kilcullen, chairman of the board of the Staten Island Preservation League, helped define some of the styles for us. Here stands some of the island’s most attractive and eclectic architecture.
The village of New Brighton was incorporated in 1866. The current neighborhood aptly includes Hamilton Park, a section of Victorian homes built before the American Civil War.
The different styles of houses found in New Brighton include cottages along Harvard Avenue and Greek Revivals around the block of Franklin Avenue. Other architectural styles that can be found in New Brighton are:
- Second Empire
- Cottages, pre-Civil War
- Business Italiano
Enjoy the visit.