St. Andrew's Church (Staten Island, New York)

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Church of St. Andrew (Episcopal)
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St. Andrew's Church (Staten Island, New York) is located in New York City
St. Andrew's Church (Staten Island, New York)
Location Arthur Kill and Old Mill Rds., Staten Island, New York
Coordinates 40°34′22″N 74°8′50″W / 40.57278°N 74.14722°W / 40.57278; -74.14722Coordinates: 40°34′22″N 74°8′50″W / 40.57278°N 74.14722°W / 40.57278; -74.14722
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built c. 1713
Architect Mersereau,George
Architectural style Romanesque, Norman Romanesque
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 82005078[1]
Added to NRHP October 6, 2000

The Church of St. Andrew is an historic Episcopal church located at Arthur Kill and Old Mill Roads on the north side of Richmondtown in Staten Island, New York.

The congregation was founded in 1708. The first church was built in c.1712 or 1713 but was heavily damaged by 1867 and 1872. The church was rebuilt about 1872 in a Gothic style of fieldstone with stop-ended chamfered red brick trim. The attached Burgh Hall was erected in 1924 in a matching style.[2][3]

The churchyard contains the graves of several prominent Staten Island families, including a number of Woods, and a prominent mausoleum to the Johnston Family.[2] It is on the outskirts of Historic Richmondtown, Staten Island. One of the earliest rectors, the Rev. Richard Charlton, was the material grandfather of Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first native born citizen of the United States to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. The churchyard contains his grave as well as St. Seton's father, brother and sister.[4]

It was designated a New York City landmark in 1967 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1] The original rectory is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Moore-McMillen House.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b Historic Richmondtown.
  3. ^ Barry Bergdoll and Anne B. Covell (June 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Church of St. Andrew (Episcopal)". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-12-06.  See also: "Accompanying five photos". 
  4. ^ History = Church of St.Andrew http://churchofstandrew-si.com/new/?page_id=21on Retrieved October 27, 2013

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