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Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Pelton House
 
The Pelton House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
1. The Pelton House Marker
 
Inscription.
This pre-Revolutionary homestead is in three distinct sections, each representing a different period. The earliest was erected in 1730, the central portion in 1776, and the third in 1832.

Originally built by Johannes De Groot, the house passed to the Pelton family in 1811. In this house General Courtlandt Skinner, in command of the British forces occupying Staten Island was quartered, and here for a time Major John Andre was billeted.

H.R.H. Prince William Henry, later King William IV, was entertained here by General Skinner. A British Man-of-War, the “Asia” fired into this house from the Kill Von Kull, during the American Revolution, dislodging the Americans. During the Civil War, General Alfred Napoleon Duffie, a French Count, dwelt here and enlisted in the service of the United States, serving throughout the war.

Rockwell Kent, the noted American artist, occupied part of the house for a time.

Erected by the Committee on Historical Marking
Richmond Borough George Washington Bi-Centennial Commission
September 17, 1932.

 
Erected 1932 by Committee on Historical Marking Richmond Borough George Washington Bi-Centennial Commission.
 
Location. 40° 38.621′ N, 74° 
 
Marker on the Pelton House Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
2. Marker on the Pelton House
 
6.732′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker is on Richmond Terrace, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on the back corner of the house. It is visible from Richmond Terrace, between Pelton Place and Pelton Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Staten Island NY 10310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Livingston World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. James Hotel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Burial Place (approx. 1.1 miles away); Reformed Protestant Dutch Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Five Brothers (approx. 1.1 miles away); Founding of the Dutch Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sullivanís Attack (approx. 1.1 miles away); Faber Park and Pool (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Staten Island.
 
The Pelton House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
3. The Pelton House Marker
 
 
The Pelton House Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
4. The Pelton House
The Pelton House is seen here from Richmond Terrace.
 
 
Front of the Pelton House Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
5. Front of the Pelton House
This view of the Pelton House is from Pelton Avenue. The marker is on the back of the house.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 426 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 21, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
 
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