74 AND 70 HARRISON STREET
William R. Eddy, ca. 1874
Number 74 was built by William R. Eddy, who lived here with his wife Mary until 1907. Later, the publisher of The Staten Islander, Michael Kane, lived here for about 20 years. The house features a steep mansard roof, dormers, a bracketed cornice, a fanciful Victorian entryway and a projecting bay along its three stories. Number 70 was constructed for Michael S. Tynan, a coal and wood dealer in Stapleton who also owned a local entertainment center called Tynan’s Hall and served as President of the Village of Edgewater in 1882-83. The house was designed in the French Second Empire Style and features a steep mansard roof, pitched dormers with decorative woodwork, a bracketed cornice and sloping window overhangs.