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

The Administration Building

National Lighthouse Museum

 

— Museum offices, research and archival storage —

 
The Administration Building wayside image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 24, 2008
1. The Administration Building wayside
Inscription.  
The Administration Building was built in 1869-71 and the wings were added in 1901. The 1869 building was designed by Alfred B. Mullet (1834 -1890) who was supervising architect for the U.S. Treasury Department. Other notable buildings by Mullet include the Old State, War and Navy Building located next to the White House in Washington, D.C. and the Old Post Office in St. Louis.
It is designated as a New York City Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Building (sic) is described in its National Register of Historic Places nomination as typifying “..as era when governmental buildings had great symbolic importance and architectural distinction was an essential part of that quality.” Its architectural distinction is apparent both in its style and in the quality of materials.
The style, French Second Empire, is characterized by a mansard roof, an entrance porch, quoins (the rectangle that mark the corners) and by handsomely articulated window openings.” (sic)
Notice the difference in the condition of the dormer windows, between the center section and the wings. Both the 1869 and 1901
The Administration Building wayside image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 24, 2008
2. The Administration Building wayside
The wayside is at the main entrance.
windows have decorative Flemish scrolls, but the older windows are cast iron and the later ones, pressed metal. Hexagonal slate tiles still cover most of the mansard roof. The foundation is rock-faced granite with red sandstone at the first story.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 40° 38.481′ N, 74° 4.45′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker is on The Prominade south of Ferry Terminal Viaduct, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 The Prominade at Lighthouse Point, SI, NY, 103, Staten Island NY 10301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); The 1907 Lamp Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Maritime New York (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); United States Merchant Memorial (about 400 feet away); Giovanni Verrazzano (about 600 feet away); Commodore John Barry (about 600 feet away); Staten Island World War I Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Hiker (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
 
Regarding The Administration Building. At the time, work was just getting started on preserving these long-neglected buildings.
 
Also see . . .
The Administration Building image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 24, 2008
3. The Administration Building
Another view, with the left wing.
 The National Lighthouse Museum. Organization homepage. (Submitted on October 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
The National Lighthouse Museum grounds (right) image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, January 1, 2004
4. The National Lighthouse Museum grounds (right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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