Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden Free Admission Sunday

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden Free Admission Sunday
Jan 20

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden Free Admission Sunday

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Free Admission Sunday at Snug Harbor Cultural Center Botanical Garden - see INFO below. Snug Harbors major buildings are representative of the changing architectural styles of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The first buildings were built in the Greek Revival style. As the complex expanded, new buildings were erected in the Beaux Arts, Renaissance Revival, Second Empire and Italianate styles. High Victorian decorative components were also added throughout the site. In the mid-20th century, the number of residents dwindled as programs like Social Security and Medicare provided a financial safety net for retired sailors while the Randall endowment started to run out. The historic buildings of Sailors Snug Harbor began to deteriorate, and several were demolished in the early 1950s, including the Randall Memorial Church, the hospital, sanatorium, and several ancillary service buildings. Fortunately in the 1960s, the newly formed New York City Landmarks Commission stepped forward to save the five Greek Revival front buildings and the chapel by designating them as New York Citys first landmark structures. They are also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

when: January 20 @ 9am - 4pm
where: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY (map)
price: Free
INFO: Main campus is free of charge to the public. Phone: 718-425-3516 Website
category: Arts & Culture
 

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