|Location||440 Seguine Ave, Staten Island, NY, United States|
|Architectural style||Greek Revival|
|Governing body||New York City Parks Department|
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|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 built the house on the property in 1838. 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. 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 or 1981. George Burke purchased the house in 1981, rehabilitated it and then donated it to the City of New York in 1989.
The New York City Parks Department owns and manages the house, scheduling infrequent tours.