Seguine Mansion

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Seguine House
Seguine-Burke Plantation
Seguine Mansion is located in New York City
Seguine Mansion
Location 440 Seguine Ave, Staten Island, NY,  United States
Coordinates 40°30′54.79″N 74°11′51.11″W / 40.5152194°N 74.1975306°W / 40.5152194; -74.1975306Coordinates: 40°30′54.79″N 74°11′51.11″W / 40.5152194°N 74.1975306°W / 40.5152194; -74.1975306
Built 1838
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body New York City Parks Department
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP May 6, 1980

The Seguine Mansion, sometimes called the J. H. Seguine House, is located on Lemon Creek near the southern shore of Staten Island. The Greek Revival house is one of the few surviving examples of 19th Century life on Staten Island. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a member of the Historic House Trust.

James Seguine is believed to have purchased property near Lemon Creek between 1780 and 1786, and his grandson Joseph H. Seguine[2] built the house on the property in 1838.[3] At the time, he added a hay barn, carriage house and stables. Joseph was a prominent businessman in the area, founding several companies including the Staten Island Railroad company.[3] He died in 1856. In 1868, the family was forced to sell the house and land. In 1916, descendants were able to repurchase the house and it remained in the family until either 1977[4] or 1981.[3] George Burke purchased the house in 1981, rehabilitated it and then donated it to the City of New York in 1989.[4]

The New York City Parks Department owns and manages the house, scheduling infrequent tours.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Seguine Genealogy (person #26)
  3. ^ a b c Historic House Trust
  4. ^ a b "Seguine Mansion, Lemon Creek Park". New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 

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