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

Garibaldi Memorial

 
 
Garibaldi Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2013
1. Garibaldi Memorial
Inscription.  This house was the home of the Italian liberator, Giuseppe Garibaldi, who fled to America after the collapse of the republic in Italy in 1849. He came to Staten Island in 1850 and lived here with his friend, Antonio Meucci, who worked on the development of the telephone. They eked out a living making candles in the back yard. In 1860, Garibaldi, with the “One Thousand,” freed Sicily and southern Italy, and lived to see Italy unified. the Order of the Sons of Italy in America, bought the house in 1956 for a memorial museum.

Plaque provided by the New York Community Trust, 1971
 
Erected 1971 by New York Community Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPatriots & Patriotism.
 
Location. 40° 36.91′ N, 74° 4.434′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker is on Tompkins Avenue near Chestnut Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island NY 10305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Garibaldi Memorial marker site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 19, 2013
2. Garibaldi Memorial marker site
The Garibaldi-Meucci House, 420 Tompkins Avenue. The marker is at the building's right.
distance of this marker. Rosebank 9-11 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Nicholas De Matti Playground (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosebank Honor Roll (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Mary’s Church War Memorials (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Mary’s Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Quarantine Boarding Station (approx. 0.7 miles away); Edgewater Village Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Arthur Von Briesen Park (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
 
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Also see . . .  Garibaldi Meucci Museum. Museum homepage (Submitted on September 15, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Garibaldi Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 19, 2013
3. Garibaldi Memorial
Over the entrance.
Garibaldi's room image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 19, 2013
4. Garibaldi's room
The grave of Antonio Meucci image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 19, 2013
5. The grave of Antonio Meucci
The true inventor of the telephone?
Garibaldi-Meucci House image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 19, 2013
6. Garibaldi-Meucci House
The museum grounds
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 15, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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