Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Pelton House
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° Touch 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Livingston World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); G.A.R. Veterans of the Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Neville House (approx. 0.7 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
Categories. • Colonial Era • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 822 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 21, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.