Day 764

Cottage Row

February 1st, 2014

This building is one of five identical cottages that originally served as living quarters for Snug Harbor staff members. In the late 19th century, the institution's secretary, engineer, gardener, baker, and farmer each got their own cottage. The buildings (four of the five, I believe) are now used to house resident artists. Edith Susskind, the impressively coiffed "grande dame of Staten Island", who recently passed away at the age of 93, operated her gift shop out of one of the cottages for a few years prior to the residency program being reinstated in 2012.

One Comment

  1. Sandi in Ashland says:

    an architectural gem.

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