Boardman–Mitchell House

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Boardman-Mitchell House
Boardman–Mitchell House is located in New York City
Boardman–Mitchell House
Location 710 Bay Street., Staten Island, New York
Coordinates 40°37′29″N 74°04′28″W / 40.6247°N 74.074571°W / 40.6247; -74.074571Coordinates: 40°37′29″N 74°04′28″W / 40.6247°N 74.074571°W / 40.6247; -74.074571
Area 60' by 200'[2]
Built 1848 (1848)[3]
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 11001004 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 04, 2012
Designated NYCL October 12, 1982

The Boardman–Mitchell House is a three story, six bedroom Italianate villa located at 710 Bay Street, Staten Island, New York. It also has the address of 33 Brownell Street since it connects to both streets.[4] It is a New York City Landmark and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. It is known as a good example of a suburban architectural style used in an urban setting, as well as its connection to the piloting history of that portion of Staten Island.


The house was built by Dr. James Boardman of the Seaman's Retreat hospital. His widow sold it to Captain Elvin Eugene Mitchell, a founder of the Sandy Hook Pilots Benevolent Association and known for his dramatic rescue of 176 people from the SS Oregon sinking in 1886. It remained in the Mitchell family until 1968 and has been sold several times since. In 2009, it was given to Barnett Shepherd, a local preservationist who started restoring the building.[5]


  1. ^ "WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 1/03/12 THROUGH 1/06/12". January 13, 2012. National Park Service. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Historic Properties for Sale". May 2010. National Trust for Historic Preservation. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Landmark proposal". October 12, 1982. Landmarks Preservation Commission. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Spotlight on Barnett Shepherd". November 2009. Elder Country. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Slepian, Stephanie. "Staten Island's Boardman-Mitchell House is recommended for triple landmarking". October 26, 2011. Staten Island Advance. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 

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