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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, May 21, 2011
1. Conference House Marker
Inscription.
Christopher Billopís c. 1680 grand stone manor is named in memory of the 1776 conference convened at the House in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. It is a National Historic Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a proud New York City and State Landmark.
 
Erected by City of New York Department of Parks & Recreation.
 
Location. 40° 30.198′ N, 74° 15.142′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker is on Satterlee Street north of Hylan Blvd., on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. 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); Perth Amboy Totenville Ferry Slip (approx. 0.6 miles away in New Jersey); Thomas Mundy Peterson (approx. 0.7 miles away in New Jersey); Oldest Parish in the State
Staten Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
2. Staten Island Marker
(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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staten Island.
 
Also see . . .  The Conference House website. (Submitted on May 23, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Satterlee Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 21, 2011
3. Marker on Satterlee Street
The Conference House can be seen in the photo beyond the marker.
Conference House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 24, 2008
4. Conference House
Captain Christopher Billopp, a British Naval Officer, built this manor house in 1680. It is one of the oldest houses still standing in New York City.
Conference House Parlor image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 24, 2008
5. 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.
Peace Conference at the Conference House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 12, 2015
6. Peace Conference at the Conference House
John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Edward Rutledge meet with Gen. William Howe at the Conference House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 23, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on September 12, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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