The building’s distinctive exterior architectural fabric was restored to its appearance prior to 1900, and significant infrastructure improvements were made. In 1851, the noted architect Samuel Sloan was commissioned by the Riverton Improvement Company to design a new residential village for Riverton, New Jersey including locating this steamboat pier on the Delaware River. The Riverton Yacht Club, founded in 1865, received permission in 1880 to construct a yacht club building on the pier. The structure is an important example of “Stick Style” architecture.