413 Westervelt Avenue | A Staten Island Historical Home

Posted by Tom Crimmins Realty on Monday, March 19th, 2018 at 5:30pm.

This historic home is one among the row of houses along Westervelt Avenue designated, Horton's Row. The row of houses was constructed between 1880 and 1882 by Harry Horton, a prominent New York City banker and broker. It consisted of twelve identical attached masonry row houses, which were built as an affordable option for middle-class families on Staten Island. However, out of the twelve, 413 Westervelt is one of the four that remained intact.

Horton purchased the land for Horton's Row in 1870, but did not begin its construction until about a decade later. During the time, it was common to see many mansions and large estates among this portion of New Brighton, so Horton decided to create more affordable houses. The buildings are believed to have been built as single-family homes, however they were later converted into three-family homes by 1901. Another interesting thing about these homes is that each one is built higher than its neighboring building on a descending slope, so it creates a stepped pattern. This home was officially designated as a landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on August 11, 2009. Stay tuned to our website tomcrimminsrealty.com to see the multitude of other historical landmark homes located throughout Staten Island.

 

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