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Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Christopher House

Ca. 1720, addition ca. 1730

 
 
Christopher House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
1. Christopher House Marker
Inscription.
A simple 18th century farmhouse, built on Governor Thomas Donganís Staten Island manor, the original owner-builder is unknown. During the American Revolution, the house was the residence of Joseph Christopher, a member of the Richmond County Committee of Safety.
 
Erected by Historic Richmond Town.
 
Location. 40° 34.319′ N, 74° 8.853′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Arthur Kill Road and Richmond Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in Historic Richmond Town. Marker is in this post office area: Staten Island NY 10306, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of 18th century structures (within shouting distance of this marker); Church of St. Andrew (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Patriots under Gen. Mercer (about 300 feet away); Relatives of Elizabeth Bayley Seton (about 300 feet away); Church of Saint Andrew (about 400 feet away); St. Andrewís Church (about 400 feet away); Historic Richmondtown (about 600 feet away); Rezeau-Van Pelt Family Cemetery (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Staten Island.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Christopher House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
2. Christopher House Marker
The Christopher House can be seen here behind the marker.
Christopher House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
3. Christopher House
In 1750 Hans Christopher received a land grant for this area. The house might have been built by one of his grandsons.
Christopher House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
4. Christopher House
Joseph Christopher, another grandson of Hans Christopher, lived in this house during the Revolutionary War. He was a member of the Committee of Safely, which met here and often advised General George Washington about enemy activities in and around British occupied New York.
House and Marker at Historic Richmond Town image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
5. House and Marker at Historic Richmond Town
The marker and the Christopher House can be seen in this photo taken from near Arthur Kill Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 633 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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