Sailors’ Snug Harbor Building E

A National Historic Landmark as well as a designated New York City landmark located on an 83-acre site on Staten Island’s North Shore, Sailors’ Snug Harbor served as a retirement community for sailors from 1833 through 1976. Now a cultural complex, the site has significant architectural resources in the Greek Revival, Italianate, Victorian and Beaux Arts period styles, set within varied landscapes, e.g., picturesque lawns, formal gardens, and restored wetlands.

Li/Saltzman Architects served as preservation consultants for the exterior restoration of Building E, the easternmost “bookend” of the site’s Greek Revival style buildings. Restoration included brick and marble façades, fieldstone moats, granite steps, cast-iron window pediments, wood windows, sheet-metal roof, cornices, and ornamental ventilators. The elegant nineteenth century landmark is being repurposed as part of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center.

Above photo: North façade after restoration © W. Douglas Romines