Historic Richmond Town

Staten Island, New York

Historic Richmond Town is a museum complex on Staten Island, New York, consisting of a historic town and farm operated by the Staten Island Historical Society. In the early 18th century, Richmond Town was a county seat and commercial center inhabited by people of Dutch, English, and French descent working as blacksmiths, shoemakers, and in other crafts. Today, Historic Richmond Town is comprised of more than 30 historic buildings and sites dating from the late 17th to early 20th centuries. 

As part of a planning study to envision new uses for underutilized museum buildings, BCA reviewed extensive archival documentation to understand the history and evolution of the site. BCA developed changes-over-time graphics to assist the architect in creating a thematic understanding of Richmond Town to inform the overall reuse strategy. BCA's historic preservation recommendations were integrated into the overall vision plan created by the architect. 

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