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Staten Island in Richmond County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Conference House

 
 
The Conference House Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 24, 2008
1. The Conference House Markers
Inscription.
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Long known as
“The Billopp House”
built before 1700

In this house on September 11, 1776 after the Battle of Long Island a Peace Conference was held between Lord Howe, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge.
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Erected by
Abraham Cole Chapter
Richmond County Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
May 25, 1929


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The Conference House
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark
under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935.
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States.

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1966

 
Erected 1929 by Daughters of the American Revolution, Abraham Cole & Richmond County Chapters.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 40° 30.186′ N, 74° 15.199′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker can be reached from Satterlee
Markers in Conference House Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 24, 2008
2. Markers in Conference House Park
The markers are on the right side of the front door of the Conference House.
Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on the front of the house in Staten Island's Conference House Park. Marker is in this post office area: Staten Island NY 10307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Billopp House (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Conference House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Conference House (about 300 feet away); Thomas Mundy Peterson (approx. 0.6 miles away in New Jersey); Oldest Parish in the State (approx. 0.6 miles away in New Jersey); St. Peterís Episcopal Church & Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away in New Jersey); St. Peterís Church (approx. 0.7 miles away in New Jersey); City Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away in New Jersey). Click for a list of all markers in Staten Island.
 
Also see . . .  The Conference House. (Submitted on May 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Conference House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 24, 2008
3. The Conference House
This house, famous for the Peace Conference held here on September 11, 1776, is the only pre-Revolutionary manor house still standing in New York City.
Conference House Parlor image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 24, 2008
4. Conference House Parlor
In this room, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge met with British Admiral Lord Howe to discuss an end to the hostilities between the United States and Great Britain.
Room Where the Conference Occured image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 24, 2008
5. Room Where the Conference Occured
A painting of Benjamin Franklin can be seen in the mirror that hangs in the parlor of the Conference House.
The Conference House Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 12, 2015
6. The Conference House Markers
John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Gen. Howe, and others pose on the steps of the Conference House. The markers can be seen on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 982 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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