Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Treasure House
Built ca. 1700, with additions ca. 1788 and ca. 1860
— Historic Richmond Town —
This building has served many functions over the centuries. Among the occupants who lived and worked here were a tanner (leather worker), a shoemaker, a sheriff, and a tavern owner. The building also served as the County Courthouse in the late 1700s.
from 1879 to 1882, Claus Holtermann, an immigrant from Germany, operated a bakery in this building. The business he founded still operated today as the popular Hotlermann’s Bakery, approximately one mile away on Arthur Kill Road.
The Treasure House takes its name from the tradition that a cache of gold coins were found hidden in the walls about 1860. The coins were said to have been placed there by British soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Location. 40° 34.323′ N, 74° 8.83′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Arthur Kill Road and Richmond Road, on the left when traveling north on Arthur Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Staten Island NY 10306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christopher House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of 18th century structures (within shouting distance of this marker); The Three Sisters Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Patriots under Gen. Mercer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Relatives of Elizabeth Bayley Seton (about 300 feet away); Church of St. Andrew (about 300 feet away); St. Andrew’s Church (about 300 feet away); Church of Saint Andrew (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
Regarding The Treasure House. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
Also see . . .
1. Historic Richmond Town. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on November 6, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Historic Richmond Town. Organization website (Submitted on November 6, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 6, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.