The Seguine House: A 19th-Century Working Estate in 21st-Century New York City


This full-color photographic volume introduces the historic 1838 Greek Revival Joseph H. Seguine House and stables in Prince's Bay, Staten Island, New York. Seguine made a fortune in oystering, candles, and produce, and as a founder of the Staten Island Railroad, he also worked with Cornelius Vanderbilt. His fleet of schooners transported his business along the East Coast. Frederick Law Olmsted advised Seguine on the landscape design for this 100-acre working farm, stables, and estate grounds. This embodiment of the nineteenth century is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a member of the Historic House Trust. A horseman since age seven and a lifelong collector, George Burke, the restorer of read more

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ISBN:

9780789329226

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

144

Dimensions:

27cm x 27cm

RRP:

$95.00

Publisher:

Rizzoli International

Published:

01 May 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Christina Mantz