Dorothy Valentine Smith was a historian that resided in Staten Island, New York. Smith was a published author as well as a founding member of Richmond Town Restoration, Board of the Staten Island Historical Society, Richmond County Chapter, and Daughter of the American Revolution. Ms.Smith was also the president of the Visiting Nurses Association. She was very passionate about preserving the history of our one and only Staten Island.
The Dorothy Valentine Smith House is located on the North Shore of the island at 1213 Clove Road. It was built in between the years of 1893 and 1895 by Dorothys father, John Frederick Smith. When John passed, Dorothy resided in the house and like her father was interested in cultural life, Staten Island civic groups, and history.Ms.Smiths house became a landmark due to all the history associated with that area as well as the characteristics of the home. It's Queen Anne styled home with a wrap around porch and two tall chimneys peaking from two opposite ends of the house.
New York City officially branded it a historical site in October of 1987. The house was relocated further away from Clove Road and currently faces Waldron Avenue. In 2013 a Walgreens pharmacy was built on the edge of the property which has recently been closed down. The Dorothy Valentine Smith House is one of the historical beauties of Staten Island.