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

Conference House

 
 
Conference House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 12, 2015
1. Conference House Marker
Inscription.
In September 1776, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge met here with British Lord Howe in an unsuccessful negotiation for peace.

Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
 
Erected by New York State.
 
Location. 40° 30.189′ N, 74° 15.131′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker is on Satterlee Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is 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. A different marker also named Conference House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Conference House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Billopp House (about 300 feet away); Thomas Mundy Peterson (approx. 0.7 miles away in New Jersey); Oldest Parish in the State (approx. 0.7 miles away in New Jersey); St. Peterís Episcopal Church & Cemetery (approx. 0.7 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.
 
More about this marker.
Marker on Staten Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 24, 2008
2. Marker on Staten Island
The Conference House can be seen in the background of this photo.
The marker features a map of New York State with Revolutionary War Heritage Trail Sites indicated. It has a caption of “The Revolutionary War Heritage Trail links historic sites that tell the story of New Yorkís decisive role in Americaís fight for independence.”
 
Also see . . .  The Conference House. (Submitted on July 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Billopp House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 24, 2008
3. Billopp 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. An agreement was not reached, and the War continued for seven more years.
Conference House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 12, 2015
5. Conference House Marker
John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Edward Rutledge meet with Gen. Howe at the Conference House.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 943 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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