The Interior of the Historic Third County Courthouse Gets a Fresh New Look Just in Time for Spring!


The Maintenance and Restoration Departments at Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site work to restore the interior of the Historic Third County Courthouse.

The Third County Courthouse, now Historic Richmond Town’s Visitor Center, recently received a fresh coat of paint and new interior design as the Spring season approaches Staten Island’s most complete historic village. Members of the Maintenance and Restoration Departments have been working diligently over the past several weeks to choose historically accurate and complementary interior paint colors that give the nearly two hundred year old Third County Courthouse a true mid-19th century look.

The structure stands on its original site. The building itself was completed in 1837, and served as the county's center of public business and judicial activity for the remainder of the 1800s. In addition to housing the court and the jail, the building also housed the office of the County Clerk and Surrogate until 1848, when the Second County Clerk and Surrogate's Office (now the Historical Museum) was built.

Be sure to visit Historic Richmond Town’s Main Village site Wednesday through Sunday, from 1:00PM to 5:00PM. Guided tours of the village, including the Third County Courthouse, leave from the Historical Museum at 2:00PM on weekdays and at 1:30PM and 3:00PM on weekends.

Sarah Hermann