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Emergency Grant Helps Repair Fence at Sailors’ Snug Harbor

Restoration work has been completed at the Greek Revival style wrought iron fence at Sailors’ Snug Harbor on Staten Island. After a runaway car drove through the fence along Richmond Terrace in December, the Conservancy made an $18,000 Emergency Preservation Grant to cover the cost of repairs. Three new spans of fencing were manufactured using salvaged pieces and then set on the existing footings.

Historic fence at 912 Richmond Terrace, Sailors’ Snug Harbor, Staten Island

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark and an 83-acre park in Staten Island that houses a variety of cultural institutions, including the Staten Island Museum, Staten Island Children’s Museum, Noble Maritime Museum, and the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art. Starting in 1833, the site was a one-building retirement home for sailors. It continued in that use until 1976, amassing 26 buildings in the meantime. It has an iconic row of Greek Revival buildings facing Richmond Terrace and the Kill Van Kull.

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