1917 - In Commemoration – 1918
of the boys of Saint Peter’s Parish who gave their lives and services in the World War that Liberty might live
Most Rev. P.J. Hayes, D.D.
Monsignor Charles A. Cassidy, LL.D.
Chaplin . . . — — Map (db m137072) WM
This Greek Revival frame house was erected in 1840 by an unknown builder. The house is situated on one of Staten Island’s oldest thoroughfares which was laid out in 1709 as the major stagecoach road between Philadelphia and New York. The central . . . — — Map (db m155103) HM
This scared steel was recovered from the World Trade Center. It is dedicated to the memory of the 343 brave New York city firefighters who perished on that fateful morning of September 11, 2011. They gave their lives so that others may life. They . . . — — Map (db m181560) HM WM
This park on the northeastern shore of Staten Island occupies the site of the former estate of Arthur Von Briesen (1843-1920).
A native of Germany, Von Briesen immigrated to the United States in 1858 at the age of 15. After enduring some . . . — — Map (db m154037) HM
Australia's climate and landscape varies widely. There are rainforest and vast plains in the north, snowfields in the southeast, desert in the center and fertile croplands in the east, south and southwest parts of the . . . — — Map (db m193615) HM
Conservation success story
Once a critically endangered species in the United States due to the use of the pesticide, DDT, and over hunting, the bald eagle has since rebounded. The use of DDT was banned in 1972 and hunting of bald eagles . . . — — Map (db m193646) HM
This fire control tower was built for officers to observe the accuracy of shells fired from nearby batteries. If the rounds missed their targets, the officers telephoned the change of firing coordinates to adjust the big guns’ aim.
Battery . . . — — Map (db m154228) HM
Crumbling over time, these concrete platforms mark where large guns once guarded New York Harbor. In the late 1800s, a Glacis Mortar Battery – once located just beyond these ruins – could lob projectiles onto enemy ships entering the . . . — — Map (db m149658) HM
Begun in 1847, this granite structure was finally completed during the Civil War. Its four-tier design allowed up to 116 guns to skip cannonballs across the Narrows. However, by the mid-1860s bigger, more-accurate guns could destroy a stone fort . . . — — Map (db m21627) HM
Begun 1n 1847, this granite structure was finally completed during the Civil War. Its four-tier design allowed up to 116 guns to skip cannonballs across the Narrows. However, by the mid-1860s bigger, more-accurate guns could destroy a stone fort . . . — — Map (db m154675) HM
World War II:
Battle of the Bulge
Belgium and Luxembourg, Dec. 16, 1944-Jan. 25, 1945
At dawn on Dec. 16, 1944, three powerful German armies plunged headlong into the rugged hills and dense forests of the Ardennes region of Belgium and . . . — — Map (db m154945) WM
Designed in the Greek Revival style, this house was built about 1850 by Henry H. Biddle, a prominent landowner. A nearby grove, favored as a site for temperance and revival meetings, bore his family name. A large, square, glass-enclosed cupola . . . — — Map (db m156449) HM
Built by and for Christopher Billopp about 1680, this house was long a center of colonial hospitality. It is known also as “Conference House” because Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge met here with Lord Howe at his . . . — — Map (db m7891) HM
Commemorating the first sermon preached by
Bishop Francis Asbury
in the state of New York
June 9, 1771
near this site at the home of Peter van Pelt on Woodrow Road
From such auspicious beginnings the Methodist Church at Woodrow became . . . — — Map (db m156657) HM
Brink of Extinction
Although nowadays the species is not endangered, in the 20th century it was heavily hunted, which nearly led to its complete extinction. Currently, the population of the Cape Barren goose has increased greatly and it's . . . — — Map (db m193632) HM
This magnificent 2,800-square-foot green house was dedicated in memory of Staten Island native and community leader Carl Grillo. He was an avid gardener who received recognition and awards for his home garden. The Glass House's three-zone heating . . . — — Map (db m181585) HM
A simple 18th century farmhouse, built on Governor Thomas Dongan’s Staten Island manor, the original owner-builder is unknown. During the American Revolution, the house was the residence of Joseph Christopher, a member of the Richmond County . . . — — Map (db m42621) HM
Reminiscent of English Norman Parish Churches built in the 12th century, this structure was created in 1872 by architect William M. Mersereau. It was constructed using stone walls of the first church building on the site which was erected between . . . — — Map (db m30820) HM
The Church of St. Andrew was founded in 1708, and the first church building was completed in 1712 on land given in 1711 by William Tillier. In 1713 Queen Anne granted the church a charter and presented valued gifts including a chalice and paten. . . . — — Map (db m30813) HM
To the memory of Commodore John Barry
Father of the American Navy
Born County Wexford Ireland 1739
Died in Philadelphia 1803
Erected by the John Barry Council
Staten Island New York
October 29 1939
*American Association for the . . . — — Map (db m83182) HM
Christopher Billop’s 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 . . . — — Map (db m42669) HM
This park commemorates Staten Island resident Corporal Allan Francis Kivlehan (1932-1950), who was raised in the local New Dorp Beach neighborhood and died at the age of eighteen, while serving this country in the Korean War.
Kivlehan grew . . . — — Map (db m181556) HM WM
Conveniently located near the Governor's House, Cottage Row served as professional staff quarters from the late 19th Century to early 20th Century. The commissary, the secretary, a fleet of engineers, gardeners, bakers, and farmers lived in their . . . — — Map (db m181583) HM
If the heart is not cultivated all is lost…”
- Fr. John C Drumgoole 1876
The Father Drumgoole CYO summer day camp began July 1, 1996 dedicated to the memory of this gentle priest.
Today August 2, 1996, as we plant this tree to . . . — — Map (db m155611) HM
Governor of the State of New York 1807 – 1817 Vice-President of the United States 1817-1825 and a resident of Staten Island. Among many meritorious acts he aided the passage of the law abolishing slavery within the state, added to the . . . — — Map (db m42616) HM
“ . . . [the Narrows are] the place pointed out by nature for the defense of the harbor . . . ” Prussian General Friedrich von Steuben, Aide to General George Washington during the Revolutionary War How do you protect . . . — — Map (db m21624) HM
In honor of the men and women of Dongan Hills who answered their country’s call in World War II
in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice
Donated by Mr. & Mrs. Frank Gallano
in loving memory of their daughter
H. Bianco . . . — — Map (db m160909) WM
Dr. Patricia O'Connor Halloran was a true pioneer in the field of zoo veterinary medicine. In addition to being the first full-time female zoo veterinarian in the nation she was also one of the co-founders of the American Association of Zoo . . . — — Map (db m193643) HM
From 1859 to 1876, army engineers built these 30-foot-high granite walls to form this corridor. In military terms, Fort Tompkin’s scarp (wall to your right) now faced a counterscarp (wall to your left), creating a 30-foot-wide dry moat. . . . — — Map (db m21648) HM
Ducks are aquatic birds, or "waterfowl", who are related to geese and swans. They have webbed feet which act as paddles and waterproof feathers to keep them dry and warm. because of their webbed feet, ducks waddle on land.
Domestic Ducks . . . — — Map (db m193639) HM
This structure was built in 1889 as a municipal and city magistrate’s courthouse. Originally serving the village of Edgewater, this Romanesque Revival hall is a superb example of Victorian architecture that has admirably fulfilled the civic need of . . . — — Map (db m159250) HM
Around 1909 Edward Z. de Csipkes completed his work for the commission that brought him to the U.S. in 1903 -- modeling/sculpting for the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Between March 1909 and April 1910, Edward relocated to New Jersey . . . — — Map (db m181539) HM
For God and Country
Egbert Square named in honor of Arthur Stanley Egbert
Sea 2C USNRF who died in the sinking of the USS President Lincoln on May 31, 1918, and dedicated to the men and women of Port Richmond and Graniteville who devotedly . . . — — Map (db m149701) WM
Approaching port, a skipper has to contend with rocks, tides, shoals and vessels suddenly looming out of the fog Land seems to crowd in on either side.
An immense elm tree stood at the foot of New Dorp Lane, according to a 1797 map. Ships . . . — — Map (db m159842) HM
Faber Park and Pool is located on what was once the north shore home of the Faber family. Their lead pencil manufacturing company was begun by Caspar Faber in Stein, Germany in 1761. A century later, his descendant Eberhard Faber (d.1879) came to . . . — — Map (db m42655) HM
What was here before?
Faber Park and Pool is located on what was once the Faber family's North Shore property. Jenny Faber, a family member living in Port Richmond, was granted a deed in 1869 to the surrounding land under and above the Kill . . . — — Map (db m181576) HM
Medal of Honor
Viet Nam, 1967
Erected by S.I. Marine Corps League
and its benefactors
Father Capodanno born on Staten Island Feb. 13 1929
For his actions on a . . . — — Map (db m149150) WM
In honor of Five Brothers from Staten Island who served in the Revolutionary War Joshua Mersereau, 3rd Quarter Master General Col. Jacob Mersereau Cornelius Mersereau, soldier Capt. John Mersereau Paul Mersereau, sailor Erected by the Staten . . . — — Map (db m42604) HM
Two forts, both named Fort Tompkins, have occupied this hill. In 1814 the state of New York started the first Fort Tompkins – a pentagon-shaped stone structure with round bastions at each of the five angles. Never fully completed, the first fort . . . — — Map (db m21630) HM
Fort Wadsworth side:
Point, counterpoint. As one nation improves its offensive weapons, another revamps its defenses. It’s the story of military history, and Fort Wadsworth tells it as well as any place in America. British soldiers built the . . . — — Map (db m21694) HM
In 1665, a small group of the first Dutch settlers to come to the shores of this island banded together for the worship of Almighty God. Through three centuries faithful men and women have continued this ministry to the community, the
nation, and . . . — — Map (db m42609) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m139580) HM
Gretta Moulton Was a Heroine of the Environmental Movement That Saved High Rock Park in 1965. An Inspired Leader of Early Efforts to Preserve the Greenbelt, She was also a Trustee of the Staten Island Institute of the Arts and Sciences and the . . . — — Map (db m106345) HM
As its discoverer in 1574, Verrazzano observed the surrounding terrain and called it Agoleme. Upon this high ground Lenape Indians gazed down on Hudson’s Half Moon as it sailed through the Narrows in 1609. In 1636, the Dutch erected . . . — — Map (db m149692) HM
The village of Richmond was occupied by the British from 1776-1783. Prior to 1776, the Committee of Safety met at the Christopher House to keep order and support the Continental Army. — — Map (db m30773) HM
Erected and affectionately inscribed to the memory of the heroic men and women of Concord, Staten Island, as a tribute to the self sacrificing spirit that they displayed in their country's service during the momentous years of 1941-1945 . . . — — Map (db m181559) WM
South Beach Civic Association
Hurricane Sandy Memorial Garden
October 29, 2012
Always in our hearts and prayers
Pres. Joseph McAllister Jr.
Vice Pres. Rose Ann McAllister
Donated by the LL Hifgenaar Co. Inc.
In Memory Of
Beatrice . . . — — Map (db m160249) HM
In honor of all men and women who served in the Armed Forces of our country
and in memory of those who gave their lives in its defense.
Huttner-Pasqualini Post No. 1367
American Legion — — Map (db m161011) HM
This tablet is erected by the girls of St. Joseph’s Home for the Blind
Mount Loretto, New York.
Assisted by their friend Mr. George L. Duval, she founded this home, gave it her fortune and dedicated her life to its care.
She lavished her love . . . — — Map (db m155546) HM
who gallantly gave his life in the cause of freedom although his only weapon was faith
Lieutenant Capodanno, a Catholic chaplain, was born in Staten Island on February 13, 1929. He was posthumously presented this nation’s highest award for . . . — — Map (db m158062) WM
This pond is named after Jerome X. O’Donovan (1944 – 2014), more commonly known as “Jay” O’Donovan, a lifelong Staten Island resident and decorated Marine Corps Veteran who earned two bronze stars and a promotion to Captain during . . . — — Map (db m160769) HM
Served 1777 and 1778 in Col. Moses Jaque’s New Jersey Regiment. In March 1779 he entered the Navy. He was wounded by a musket ball in the right leg from which he suffered until death in 1851. — — Map (db m42613) HM
Veterans of the Korean War
25 June 1950 – July 27 1953
We honor Staten Islanders who served
1950 – Freedom is not free – 1953
24 deceased members of the U.S. Army
10 deceased members of the U.S. . . . — — Map (db m156813) HM WM
In honor of the Men and Women of Livingston who served our country in World War II and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice
Adams, Harold H. • Adams, James B. • Adams, Kenneth H. • Anderson, George A. • Anderson, James W. • . . . — — Map (db m149702) WM
The Mangalitsa pig is a heritage breed from Hungary, developed in the mid-19th century by crossbreeding Hungarian breeds with European wild boar and a Serbian hog breed.
The Mangalitsa pig grows a thick wooly coat similar to that of a sheep. . . . — — Map (db m193638) HM
The National Lighthouse Center and Museum is located on-shore of the greatest harbor in America. The harbor and its adjacent tributaries contain one of the best collection (sic) of lighthouses and historic sites.
15 individual . . . — — Map (db m157688) HM
Erected in loving memory of
1840 — Major Clarence T. Barrett — 1906
A faithful citizen of
who served with distinction
through the Civil War.
A descendant of Colonel James Barrett,
Commander at Battle of Concord, . . . — — Map (db m181603) WM
Dedicated to those who served and died
World War I
Charles C. Kreider
World War II
John J. Kohm
James J. Malloy
Andrew T. Ott
Charles E. Steiniger
John J. Craig
Paul E. Pakidis, Jr.
Louis W. . . . — — Map (db m159688) WM
This open space was an airfield. In 1919 the Army purchased the Vanderbilt Farm, removed trees, fences and shrubbery, and laid one sod runway diagonally across the cleared pasture.
The base became part of the New York harbor defense system. Out . . . — — Map (db m159992) HM
The bluffs are a fragile part of the Mount Loretto Unique Area. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is working to preserve this feature. From here, you see magnificent views of Raritan Bay. The bluffs consist of soils found . . . — — Map (db m155238) HM
From this point, you are looking out on the 200-acre Mount Loretto Unique Area. St. Elizabeth’s hospital (sic) stood at this location for 103 years. In burned down in 1999. Other buildings, including schools, an orphanage and a villa were also on . . . — — Map (db m155326) HM
Designed by Robert W. Gibson and built in 1892, the Music Hall is the center of Performing Arts at Snug Harbor. It is an excellent example of a late 19th Century concert hall in New York City. The exteriors ionic capitals are echoed inside where . . . — — Map (db m181587) HM
The Museum's hidden treasure.
The six brick and stone masonry vaults were constructed in 1864 to hold the volatile materials, including fuel that was used in the lighthouses; whale oil, lard, mineral oil and later . . . — — Map (db m181604) HM
A sculpture of Neptune, God of the Sea, was created in 1898 by J.W. Fiske. the fountain completed the development of the eastern side of the campus during Sailors' Snug Harbor's expansion. Over time, the original statue had to be moved into . . . — — Map (db m181589) HM
This impressive country residence, built about 1770 by Captain John Neville, a retired naval officer, is one of the few large Pre-Revolutionary houses still standing in New York City. The enframed doorway with its handsome moldings and the molded . . . — — Map (db m103183) HM
This tablet has been erected to honor the men and women of New Brighton who answered their country’s call in World War II 1941 – 1945 * * * * * Dedicated by Donegan – McGinley – Landy Post No. 1366 The American Legion . . . — — Map (db m42630) HM
To commemorate the patriotism and perpetuate the names of those who served with honor in the World War 1917-18, this tablet is erected by the citizens of New Dorp S.I. Honor Roll James M. Beauchamp • John Bolice • Thomas Brown • Arthur Britcher . . . — — Map (db m30967) HM
Nicholas De Matti Playground is one of nine playgrounds that Parks built through a war memorial fund. They opened simultaneously on July 15, 1934. Nicholas De Matti was a Private, First Class, in Company K, 310th Infantry, 78th Division, and a . . . — — Map (db m158616) HM WM
Habitat: Shores of rivers, marshes and bays
Range: North America
Slip Slidin’ Away
The streamlines form and webbed feet combined with the thick, tapered and muscular tail lends for speedy . . . — — Map (db m106343) HM
Built as the first Moravian church of Staten Island in 1763, this structure of Dutch Colonial style served as combined church and parsonage until 1845 when the new church was constructed. It has been used as a church school and a cemetery office. . . . — — Map (db m160468) HM
World Renowned Civil Engineer
Othmar Hermann Ammann
This memorial has been placed by his colleagues at this site
His last and greatest work
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
American Society of Civil Engineers and Metropolitan . . . — — Map (db m158465) HM
In memory of the Patriots who under General Hugh Mercer crossing from Perth Amboy [N.J.] surprised and overcame the enemy on this spot on October 16, 1776, taking twenty prisoners besides arms and ammunition. Two of the Americans were killed and . . . — — Map (db m30808) HM
To the soldiers and sailors of the Fifth Ward who made the supreme sacrifice.
George C. Androvette – Philip P. Glismann
Walton U. Beauvais – Alonzo Herbstreet
Martin O. Brown – Clarence Klinger . . . — — Map (db m155700) HM
Changing Sunlight into Electricity
A solar panel is made up of many solar cells. Each cell is made of a semiconductor material, like silicon, and as sunlight hits the cells it is converted to electricity! The cells are wired to a circuit . . . — — Map (db m193640) HM
Preventing Infectious Disease
For many years, this boarding station helped to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in the United States. From 1783 to 1971, officers working at this station boarded and inspected thousands of ships coming . . . — — Map (db m103809) HM
Without a direct heir to the Randall family fortune, Captain Robert Richard Randall's Will made a bequest that a significant portion of his assets be used to fund a home for "aged, decrepit and worn-out sailors" on his estate in Greenwich . . . — — Map (db m181593) HM
New York City is one of the great seaports of the world, and its heritage has been shaped by its relationship to the water. Located on the southernmost point of the city, Tottenville's coastal environment was at the center of its rich maritime . . . — — Map (db m181540) HM
Built in 1845 in Greek Revival style, this is the third church on the site. The first, a hexagonal wooden building erected in 1714, was destroyed by the British during the Revolution. The original license to the Dutch congregation signed by . . . — — Map (db m42602) HM
In Memory of the Relatives of Elizabeth Bayley Seton who are buried in this churchyard Reverend Richard Charlon, D.D. her grandfather, Rector of St. Andrew’s Church from 1747 until is death in 1777. Mary Bayeux Charlton, her grandmother, Wife of . . . — — Map (db m35915) HM
Born in Ireland 1820 Ordained Priest 1869.
Appointed spiritual director of St. Vincent’s Home for Boys, Warren St., N.Y. 1871.
Founded 1877 The Mission of the Immaculate Virgin.
Died March 28, 1888.
Requiescat In Pace. — — Map (db m155560) HM
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