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

Giovanni Verrazzano

Discovered Staten Island in 1524

 
 
Giovanni Verrazzano Marker image. Click for full size.
By Philip Gilson, September 27, 2013
1. Giovanni Verrazzano Marker
Inscription.  Giovanni Verrazzano Native of Florence Italy Discovered Staten Island April 17 1524 Staten Island Italian Historical Society 1956
 
Erected 1956.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1864.
 
Location. 40° 38.533′ N, 74° 4.567′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker is on Richmond Terrace. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: #10 Richmond Terace 10301, Staten Island NY 10301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commodore John Barry (here, next to this marker); Staten Island World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Barracks (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Administration Building (about 600 feet away); The 1907 Lamp Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maritime New York (approx. 0.2 miles away); United States Merchant Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hiker (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
 
Staten Island Borough Hall image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 10, 2015
2. Staten Island Borough Hall
The Stuyvesant Place entrance - the marker is to the left of the door.
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2015, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 13, 2015, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York.   2. submitted on May 10, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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