Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Richmond Ice Co.
So I've driven past this building perhaps a million times (no kidding) and I've never noticed it's name or the very cool crumbling cement objects adorning its top. My mother-in-law told me about and that she'd called the Staten Island Museum to let them know they were eroding and in need of preservation or something. Here they are then; the walruses of the long deceased Richmond Ice Co.
Once the existing concrete structure was part of a larger complex presumably serving Richmond County's many ice needs.
Unfortunately the building is now marked with the dreaded FDNY "do not save in case of a fire" X in box symbol