Why is this site significant?
Historic Richmond Town is a preserved village comprising approximately 30 buildings located near the center of Staten Island. The museum village displays three centuries of life on Staten Island, offering a look at how ordinary people lived and worked from colonial times through the early 20th century. The 1819 Guyon Tavern, a simple, two-story frame building, is a popular entertainment venue where music lovers are treated to candlelight concerts.
What did the New York Landmarks Conservancy do?
After a car damaged the Guyon Tavern in 2018, Historic Richmond Town received a $10,000 grant from us for urgent stabilization and to defray the cost of engineer’s and architect’s fees for the tavern’s restoration. We immediately got a preservation engineer to the site who specified emergency stabilization measures. Earlier, we had given $13,500 in grants for work on the Third County Courthouse. This included a conditions assessment and bid documents for roof and drainage repairs.