MOMENTS IN STATEN ISLAND'S
An exhibit at
The Alice Austen House Museum
THE SWAN HOTEL, unknown photographer. Taken circa 1893. The hotel was built circa 1792 and was located on Richmond Terrace in Staten Island's New Brighton area. Records show that on July 4th, 1827, members of Staten Island's Black community celebrated the abolition of slavery in New York State at this hotel. Photo courtesy of Staten Island Historical Society.
From Moments in Staten Island's Black Heritage, Alice Austen House Museum. Photo courtesy of Staten Island Historical Society.
Prepared by Kim DeCicco, for HST 594--Independent Study--Public History, with assistance from Professor Catherine Lavender, Department of History, The College of Staten Island/CUNY. Last updated: Wednesday 24 May 2000.