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Sailor's Snug Harbor on Staten Island, one of America's greatest Greek-revival-style institutional complexes, was a private philanthropy that was built as a safe, snug harbor for retired seamen, and was originally supposed to be on Washington Square but was moved to the north shore of Staten Island and had income that derived from rents from the Washington Square property.

This was designed in the 1830s by the very prominent architect Minard Lefever, and was designed to create this grand institutional image for Sailor's Snug Harbor.


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