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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Richmond County, New York

 
Clickable Map of Richmond County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Richmond County, NY (194) Kings County, NY (260) Queens County, NY (155) Hudson County, NJ (101) Middlesex County, NJ (289) Monmouth County, NJ (305) Union County, NJ (117)  RichmondCounty(194) Richmond County (194)  KingsCounty(260) Kings County (260)  QueensCounty(155) Queens County (155)  HudsonCountyNew Jersey(101) Hudson County (101)  MiddlesexCounty(289) Middlesex County (289)  MonmouthCounty(305) Monmouth County (305)  UnionCounty(117) Union County (117)
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Adjacent to Richmond County, New York
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      Hudson County, New Jersey (101)  
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      Monmouth County, New Jersey (305)  
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1New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Castleton Corners — Vietnam Veterans Memorial ParkDedicated to the "84"
On Manor Road at Martling Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Manor Road.
Duty ★ Honor ★ CountyMap (db m193647) WM
2New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Charleston — Charleston War Memorial
On Arthur Kill Road north of Storer Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
E pluribus unum Dedicated to the men and women of the community of Charleston who devotedly served their country in time of war 1957Map (db m156572) WM
3New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Charleston — CYO Memorial Tree
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
4New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Charleston — Easter Rising Memorial
Near Kenny Road, 0.1 miles north of Hylan Boulevard, on the left when traveling north.
In memory of the children of the 1916 Easter Rising May they rest in peace and God keep them in the palm of his handMap (db m181544) HM
5New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Charleston — Father John C. Dromgoole
Near Kenny Road, 0.1 miles north of Hylan Boulevard, on the left when traveling north.
Bless the unborn babies Dedicated to His love of children Nov. 25, 1995 Father John C. Dromgoole Founder Mount Loretto Nov. 23, 1883 Map (db m181543) HM
6New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Charleston — In Loving Memory of Sister Mary AnnNee Yolanda de Comeau
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
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7New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Charleston — John Cardinal O'Connor Lighthouse(F.K.A. Prince's Bay Lighthouse circa 1868)
On Monsignor Road, 0.3 miles east of Kenny Road, on the right when traveling east.
Dedicated as a memorial to His Eminence John Cardinal O'Connor Archbishop of New York 1984 - 2000 who was instrumental in providing the Mount Loretto Unique Area to the people of the State of New York for the preservation and . . . Map (db m208942) HM
8New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Charleston — Mount Loretto Bluffs
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)
9New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Charleston — Mount Loretto History
On Cunningham Road, 0.1 miles west of Kenny Road, on the right when traveling west.
From this point, you are looking out on the 200-acre Mount Loretto Unique Area. St. Elizabeth’s hospital stood at this location for 103 years. In burned down in 1999. Other buildings, including schools, an orphanage and a villa were . . . Map (db m155326) HM
10New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Charleston — Rev. John C. Drumgoole.
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
11New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Charleston — Shrine of the Immaculate Virgin
On Cunningham Road just west of Kenny Road, on the left when traveling west.
This shrine was erected in honor of the Immaculate Virgin Mary by Misses Katherine and Helen Tracy in memory of their brothers Michael and John Tracy. ☩ Anno Domini 1935 ☩Map (db m208944) HM
12New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Charleston — St. Elizabeth’s
As you look past the statue of Father Drumgoole and let your gaze drift down to the bay, you will see the property that comprised the “Girls’ Side” of the Mission of the Immaculate Virgin. The building pictured here, St. Elizabeth’s, was home for . . . Map (db m155936) HM
13New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Charleston — The Bells of the Church of Saints Joachim and Ann
Near Hylan Boulevard.
Cast in 1892, these bells hung in the steeple of the Church of Mount Loretto still standing opposite them today. For many years, the children, sisters, priests and staff of the Mission of the Immaculate Virgin answered their call to prayer every . . . Map (db m155750) HM
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14New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Charleston — The Church of Saint Joachim – Saint Ann
Near Mount Loretto.
The Mission of the Immaculate Conception acknowledges with prayerful gratitude the Staten Island Advance for initiating an appeal for funds, the residents of Staten Island, and all the friends of Mount Loretto for contributing to this appeal to . . . Map (db m155204) HM
15New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Charleston — The Gericke / Winant FarmNew York State, Office of Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation
On Arthur Kill Road, 0.1 miles east of Grille Court, on the right when traveling east.
The Gericke / Winant house was constructed by the Winant family in the late 1800's. The Winants were among Staten Island's earliest European settlers and they established the house and farm close to the ferry landing along the Arthur Kill, where . . . Map (db m207596) HM
16New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Charleston — Welcome to Mount Loretto Unique Area
On Kenny Road, 0.1 miles south of Hylan Boulevard, on the right when traveling south.
This 200-acre property has five different wildlife habitat zones: marine/coastal, grassland, forest, and both tidal and freshwater wetlands. It was purchased with help from the Trust for Public Land and the Archdiocese of New York in 2000. In . . . Map (db m208940) HM
17New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Concord — 9-11 Memorial Steel
On Clove Road just east of Targee Street, on the right when traveling east.
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, 2001. They gave their lives so that others may life. They . . . Map (db m181560) HM WM
18New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Concord — F.D.N.Y.Firefighters Memorial
On Targee Street at Clove Road, on the left when traveling north on Targee Street.
”To live in the hearts of those left behind is not to die” In fond remembrance, we dedicate this memorial to those New York City Firefighters who as residents of Staten Island gave their lives in the line of duty while serving their fellow New . . . Map (db m208245)
19New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Concord — Honor RollWorld War II
On Targee Street at Clove Road, on the left when traveling north on Targee Street.
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
20New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Concord — Michael J. Leonard Memorial Plaza
On Hylan Boulevard at Clove Road, on the right when traveling south on Hylan Boulevard.
To honor the memory of Cpl. Michael J. Leonard U.S. Army Killed in Action France July 16, 1918 and all deceased members of Grasmere Post No.119 American Legion May 30, 1968Map (db m158357) WM
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21New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Concord — Othmar Hermann Ammann
On Lily Pond Avenue at Major Avenue, on the right on Lily Pond Avenue.
World Renowned Civil Engineer Othmar Hermann Ammann 1879-1965 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
22New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Concord — Pvt. Frederick Staats
On Hylan Boulevard at West Fingerboard Road, in the median on Hylan Boulevard.
In memory of Pvt. Frederick Staats 1894-1918Map (db m206754) WM
23New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Concord — The Healing GardenA Living Memorial
On Richmond Road at Clove Road, on the right when traveling north on Richmond Road.
Honoring Staten Islanders Who Perished in the World Trade Center Disaster on SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 Dedicated September 9, 2003 by the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Inc. “May this garden be a place of comfort, a sign of compassion, . . . Map (db m208161) HM
24New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Dongan Hills — 259 — Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House
On Richmond Road at Norden Street, on the right when traveling north on Richmond Road.
Billou-Stillwell-Perine House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m193614) HM
25New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Dongan Hills — Dongan Hills WWII Memorial
On Jefferson Street at Garretson Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Jefferson Street.
In honor of the men and women of Dongan Hills who answered their country’s call in World War II and 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
26New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Dongan Hills — Huttner-Pasqualini Post, American Legion Memorial
On Richmond Road at Cromwell Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Richmond Road.
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. Dedicated by Huttner-Pasqualini Post No. 1367 American LegionMap (db m161011) HM
27New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Dongan Hills — Public School 11R
On Jefferson Street north of Garretson Avenue, on the right when traveling south.
The Gov. Thomas Dongan Elementary School Centennial Celebration "Dedicated to the children of Dongan Hills" Henry W. Murphy Principal June 8, 2000Map (db m212904) HM
28New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Dongan Hills — The King’s Highway
Near Richmond Road near Norden Street when traveling north.
Connecting the Watering Place (Tompkinsville) with the Cuckold’s Towne (now Richmond) 1705 Erected by Richmond County Charter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Helen (illegible)Map (db m161222) HM
29New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Eltingville — St. Alban’s Episcopal ChurchFormerly Church of the Holy Comforter — New York City Designated Landmark —
On Saint Albans Place south of Pacific Avenue, on the right when traveling north.
Located in the old village of Eltingville, this mid-nineteenth century rural church is constructed of board-and-batten siding according to the precepts of the prominent landscape architect, Andrew Jackson Downing, who advocated the versatility of . . . Map (db m157290) HM
30New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth — Arthur Von Briesen Park12.77 acres
On School Road at Bay Street when traveling north on School Road.
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
31New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth — Battery CatlinGateway National Recreation Area, Fort Wadsworth — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Near park footpath, on the right when traveling west.
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
32New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth — Battery DuaneFort Wadsworth — Gateway National Recreation Area —
On Tompkins Street, on the right when traveling north.
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
33New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth — Battery WeedFort Wadsworth — Gateway Nat’l Rec Area —
On Hudson Road, on the right when traveling north.
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
34New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth — Battery Weed
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
35New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth — Chilena
On Marshall Road.
Champion Military Jumper and mount of Major Edwardo Yañez Chilean Army November 30, 1940Map (db m195053) HM
36New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth — Defending New York Harbor
On Hudson Road, on the right when traveling north.
“ . . . [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
37New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth — Dry Moat and CounterscarpFort Wadsworth — Gateway Nat’l Rec Area —
On Tompkins Street, on the left when traveling north.
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
38New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth — Father Capodanno Memorial
On New York Avenue south of Coast Guard Drive, on the right when traveling south.
In memory of Father Vincent Capodanno Medal of Honor Viet Nam, 1967 Erected by S.I. Marine Corps League and its benefactors 1977 Reverse side: Father Capodanno born on Staten Island Feb. 13 1929 For his actions on a . . . Map (db m149150) WM
39New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth — Fort TompkinsFort Wadsworth — Gateway Nat’l Rec Area —
On Hudson Road, on the right when traveling north.
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
40New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth — Fort WadsworthRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
On Hudson Road, on the right when traveling north.
This strategic coastal location at the Narrows was used as the staging ground for the massive British invasion of Brooklyn in August 1776.Map (db m21608) HM
41New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth — Fort WadsworthGateway National Recreation Area
On New York Avenue, on the left when traveling south.
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
42New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth — Historic Fort WadsworthSince 1636
Near Battery Road. Reported missing.
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
43New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth — South CliffGateway National Recreation Area, Fort Wadsworth — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
These platforms are all that remain of gun batteries from the late 1800s and early 1900s. The oldest layer, made mostly of granite, supported the South Cliff battery here during and after the Civil War. Nine 15-inch-diameter Rodmans – the . . . Map (db m154823) HM
44New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth — Staten Island War Dog Memorial
They protected and watched over us at home and on the field of battle. We are forever grateful for their undying loyalty, devotion, and faithful service. They are not forgotten A tribute and honor in recognition and dedication to all military . . . Map (db m154312) WM
45New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth — The Four Chaplains
It was here at the former Army Port of Embarkation, Pier 11, in Stapleton, Staten Island, that the USAT Dorchester loaded with a contingent of officers and men left port on the morning of January 22nd, 1943 for a destination unknown to meet a . . . Map (db m154393) HM WM
46New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth — The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
On Lily Pond Avenue at Major Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Lily Pond Avenue.
Completed 1964 was the final Link on the Metropolitan Arterial System affording Through Highway Travel to the South and West. Map of the principal Routes of Travel existing previous to and during the American Revolutionary PeriodMap (db m158225) HM
47New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth — Torpedo BuildingGateway National Recreation Area, Fort Wadsworth — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
This structure, built from 1892-94, once held the key to New York Harbor’s defense. In the late 1800s, military engineers developed “torpedoes” – actually “mines” in current military terms – that could be . . . Map (db m154587) HM
48New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth — Torpedo Wharf
The wharf ahead, first built about 1850, was where “torpedoes” (mines) were loaded onto mine laying vessels for placement in New York harbor beginning in the 1890s. Since the torpedoes were not permanently wired in place, they were transported on . . . Map (db m154496) HM
49New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Fort Wadsworth — Verrazano – Narrows Bridge
On Hudson Road, on the right when traveling north.
“We found a pleasant place below steep little hills. And from among those hills a mighty deep-mouthed river ran into the sea.”     Giovanni da Verrazano, Italian explorer, 1524
Until the 1960s, the only way . . . Map (db m22320) HM
50New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Great Kills — The Great Kills Veterans Memorial
On Nelson Avenue at Brower Court, on the left when traveling west on Nelson Avenue.
Dedicated to the men and women who served their country with honorMap (db m157155) WM
51New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Lighthouse Hill — Gretta Moulton Gate
Near Nevada Avenue.
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
52New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Lighthouse Hill — 232 — Jacques Marchais Center of Tibeten Art
On Lighthouse Avenue, 0.2 miles west of Edinboro Road, on the right when traveling east.
Jacques Marchais Center of Tibeten Art has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m181553) HM
53New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — A Promise Fulfilled
Near Loop Road north of D Street, on the left when traveling north.
The Institution once known as Willowbrook State School, which occupied this site for thirty-six years, was closed in 1987. The end of this institution symbolize the success and appropriateness of New York State's commitment to provide an . . . Map (db m207469) HM
54New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — 7 — Baby UnitWillowbrook Mile
Near A Street, 0.1 miles west of 4 Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
We know today how important nurturing and stimulation in the first years of children's lives are to their development. But in the 1960s, when the Baby Unit complex was built, the medical community routinely recommended institutionalization for . . . Map (db m207463) HM
55New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — 2 — Building 19Willowbrook Mile
Near Loop Road west of Executive Way, in the median.
In the mid-1990s, the College of Staten Island installed a plaque on its 3S Building to honor its identity as "Building 19" of Willowbrook State School. This massive institution on over 380 acres required a system of steam tunnels that connected . . . Map (db m207466) HM
56New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — 9 — Building 29Willowbrook Mile
On 3 Avenue just north of D Street, on the left when traveling north.
Building 29 remains as it was in the 1980s as part of the Willowbrook State School. In its original state, it reflects the extremely difficult conditions in which residents lived. It had originally housed individuals with significant disabilities. . . . Map (db m207461) HM
57New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — Carl Grillo Glass HouseChief of Design: Robert C. Johnert, RLA — Built: 1999 —
On Chapel Road just east of Cottage Row, on the right when traveling east.
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
58New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — Commodore John BarryFather of the American Nacy
Near Richmond Terrace.
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 AARIR* Staten Island New York October 29 1939 *American Association for the . . . Map (db m83182) HM
59New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — 8 — Connelly CenterWillowbrook Mile
On 3 Avenue at B Street, on the right when traveling north on 3 Avenue.
As the first woman from Staten Island elected to public office, Elizabeth Connelly served as Assemblywoman from 1973 to 2000. Connelly was a key advocate for the rights of people with developmental disabilities and the force behind the creation of a . . . Map (db m207462) HM
60New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — 4 — Consent JudgmentWillowbrook Mile
Near Loop Road north of D Street, on the left when traveling north.
The 1975 Consent Judgement ordered that Willowbrook residents must receive adequate clinical and educational services. This set in motion the eventual closure of Willowbrook in 1987 and began the development of community-based services. It mandated . . . Map (db m207468) HM
61New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — Cottage RowArchitect: Richard P. Smyth (1819-1885) Formerly: Professional Staff Quarters — Built: 1885 —
On Cottage Row just north of Chapel Road, on the right when traveling south.
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
62New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — Daniel D. Tompkins1774 - 1825
On Victory Blvd. at Bay Street, on the left when traveling west on Victory Blvd..
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
63New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — 6 — Exposing Conditions at WillowbrookWillowbrook Mile
Near Loop Road south of A Street, on the left when traveling north.
Willowbrook State School, the largest facility in the world for people diagnosed with "mental retardation," had been criticized for years. In 1965, Senator Robert F. Kennedy visited and called for an investigation, but no action was taken. In 1971, . . . Map (db m207471) HM
64New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — Giovanni VerrazzanoDiscovered Staten Island in 1524
On Richmond Terrace.
Giovanni Verrazzano Native of Florence Italy Discovered Staten Island April 17 1524 Staten Island Italian Historical Society 1956Map (db m83219) HM
65New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — 12 — Gouvernor State SchoolWillowbrook Mile
Near Loop Road west of D Street, on the right when traveling west. Reported missing.
In 1962, to address Willowbrook overcrowding, the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene began quietly transferring about 200 children and infants with severe disabilities to the condemned former Gouverneur Hospital in Manhattan's lower East . . . Map (db m207472) HM
66New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — 3 — Halloran HospitalWillowbrook Mile
On Administrative Loop, 0.1 miles east of Loop Road, on the right when traveling north.
In 1938, New York State authorized the building of a school for "mental defectives." The Willowbrook site was selected and buildings erected. When the U.S. entered World War II in the 1940s, New York State turned over the site to the U.S. Army for . . . Map (db m207467) HM
67New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — HRH The Princess Royal Visit
On Promenade at Lighthouse Point, 0.1 miles east of Bay Street, on the right.
To commemorate the visit of HRH The Princess Royal Patron, The Campaign for Illuminating Future Generations to the National Lighthouse Museum on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022Map (db m209649) HM
68New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — 10 — Institute for Basic ResearchWillowbrook Mile
On D Street, 0.1 miles west of Forest Hill Road, on the right when traveling west.
New York State's Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities (IBR) opened in 1968 as the first large-scale institute in the world to conduct basic and clinical research into the causes of developmental disabilities. IBR develops . . . Map (db m207460) HM
69New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — 5 — Isolation to InclusionWillowbrook Mile
Near Loop Road north of D Street, in the median.
In 1993, the College of Staten Island/CUNY (CSI) moved onto 204 acres of the former Willowbrook State School site. A comprehensive college in The City University system, CSI offers programs from pre-college through the doctoral level, including . . . Map (db m207470) HM
70New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — Maritime New York
Near Promenade at Lighthouse Point south of Staten Island Ferry Viaduct, on the right when traveling east.
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. Illustations: 15 individual . . . Map (db m157688) HM
71New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — Memorial to Clarence T. Barrett
On Bay Street at Hyatt Street, on the right when traveling north on Bay Street.
Erected in loving memory of 1840 — Major Clarence T. Barrett — 1906 A faithful citizen of Richmond Borough, who served with distinction through the Civil War. A descendant of Colonel James Barrett, Commander at Battle of Concord, . . . Map (db m181603) WM
72New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — Music HallArchitect: Robert W. Gibson (1854-1927) — Built: 1892 —
Near Melville Road, 0.2 miles east of Chapel Road, on the left when traveling east.
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
73New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — National Lighthouse Museum
On Promenade at Lighthouse Point, 0.1 miles east of Bay Street, on the right when traveling south.
The Vaults 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
74New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — Neptune FountainSculptor: J.W. Fiske (1832-1903) — Built: 1898 —
Near Richmond Terrace, 0.1 miles west of Tysen Street, on the right when traveling east.
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
75New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — Neville House
On Richmond Terrace, on the left when traveling west.
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
76New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — New Brighton World War II Memorial
On Richmond Terrace, on the right when traveling west.
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
77New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — POW / MIA Memorial
On Clinton Avenue at Cassidy Place, on the right when traveling north on Clinton Avenue.
Dedicated to POW's / MIA by Post 248 V.F.W. All WarsMap (db m207755) WM
78New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — Randall MemorialSculptor: Robert Launitz (1806-1870) — Built: 1834 —
Near Richmond Terrace, 0.1 miles west of Tysen Street, on the left when traveling west.
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
79New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — Robert Richard Randall
Near Richmond Terrace, 0.1 miles east of Harbor Road, on the right when traveling east.
This bronze statue, cast in 1983 from the original (1883) by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, represents Robert Randall (1750-1801), benefactor of Sailors' Snug Harbor. The original is now in Sea Level, North Carolina. This replica was made possible . . . Map (db m181597) HM
80New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — Sailor's Snug HarborDesignated Landmark — New York City —
Near Richmond Terrace, 0.1 miles west of Tysen Street, on the left when traveling west.
This is the finest group of Greek Revival style buildings in the United States. The original center building, of 1831-33, set the standard followed by the flanking buildings, of 1839-40, and the end of structures of 1879-80. The small Italianate . . . Map (db m181591) HM
81New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — Staten Island Museum, Building AArchitect: Richard P. Smyth (1819-1885) Formerly: A Dormitory — Built: 1879 —
Near Richmond Terrace, 0.1 miles west of Tysen Street, on the left when traveling west.
Building A is the future home of the Staten Island Museum and Building H currently houses the Staten Island Museum's Staten Island History Center & Archives. Staten Island museum is dedicated to thinkers, doers and the curious seeking diverse and . . . Map (db m181595) HM
82New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — Staten Island World War I Memorial
On Stuyvesant Place near Hyatt Street, on the right when traveling north.
In proud memory of Staten Island men who died in the service of our country in the war with Germany 1914-1919 A list of 150 names follows.Map (db m126383) WM
83New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — Survivor TreeThe Staten Island September 11 Memorial
Near Richmond Terrace west of Wall Street, on the right when traveling west.
In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a lone tree was discovered at Ground Zero. Badly damaged, the Callery pear tree was removed from the rubble and nursed back to life by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. A . . . Map (db m207476) HM WM
84New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — The 1907 Lamp ShopNational Lighthouse Museum — Museum Reception, Museum Store, Auditorium & Lighthouse Exhibits —
On The Prominade at Lighthouse Point south of Ferry Terminal Viaduct, on the right when traveling east.
The 1907 lamp shop will be the first building renovated and opened as the National Lighthouse Center & Museum. High ceilings on the first floor will allow for the installation of a 100 seat auditorium/theater. The building will also contain . . . Map (db m157831) HM
85New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — The Administration BuildingNational Lighthouse Museum — Museum offices, research and archival storage —
On The Prominade south of Ferry Terminal Viaduct, on the left when traveling south.
The Administration Building was built in 1869-71 and the wings were added in 1901. The 1869 building was designed by Alfred B. Mullet (1834 -1890) who was supervising architect for the U.S. Treasury Department. Other notable buildings by Mullet . . . Map (db m157606) HM
86New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — The BarracksNational Lighthouse Museum — Library, Archives and Workshops —
On The Prominade south of Ferry Terminal Viaduct when traveling south.
Constructed as a warehouse, this building is not only the oldest on the site, it may predate the Lighthouse Depot. It has a gable roof with simple cornice, a symmetrical and unadorned façade punctuated by plain six over six double-hung windows. The . . . Map (db m157937) HM
87New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — The Governor's HouseArchitect: William Ranlett (1806-1865) — Built: 1847 —
On Cottage Row just south of Snug Harbor Road, on the right when traveling south.
The Governor's House was inhabited by the infamous Governor of Sailors' Snug Harbor, Thomas Melville. Thomas was the brother of Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick. During his time as Governor, he was one of the toughest Governors of . . . Map (db m181581) HM
88New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — The Hiker
On Victory Blvd., on the right when traveling east.
Hiker Monument erected in commemoration of the heroes of all wars in which our beloved country was engaged for the principles of democracy and a lasting civilization Joseph S. Decker Camp No 20, Dept. N.Y. – United Spanish War veterans [ . . . Map (db m42618) HM
89New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — The Staten Island September 11 First Responders Memorial
Near Richmond Terrace north of Wall Street, on the right when traveling west.
Dedicated to those First Responders who lost their lives as a result of their service in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center in the days and months following September 11, 2001. Anthony L. Lombardo, Detective . . . Map (db m207482) WM
90New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — The Staten Island September 11 Memorial[Postcards]
Near Richmond Terrace north of Wall Street, on the right when traveling west.
Charles J. Mauro, Purchasing Director, Windows on the World b. 5.16.1963 • David Fodor, Tax Accnt. / Vol. Fire Marshall, Fiduciary Trust Int'l b. 4.6.1963 • Francis Esposito, Firefighter, FDNY, Engine 235 . . . Map (db m207477) WM
91New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — The Watering Place
On Bay Street at Victory Blvd., on the right when traveling south on Bay Street.
Near this spot early colonial navigators replenished their ships’ supply of water from a spring well known to those anchoring inside the Narrows before the year 1623. The Richmond County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, . . . Map (db m42614) HM
92New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — Trail Crossing
On Willowbrook Road at Victory Blvd, on the left when traveling north on Willowbrook Road.
To mark the crossing of the Blazed Trail and Willow Brook Trail 1793Map (db m30812) HM
93New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — United States Merchant Memorial
On Promenade at Lighthouse Point north of Victory Boulevard, on the right when traveling north.
This plaque is dedicated in memory of those who served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II and in particular to those who did not survive “The Battle of the Oceans”. Their dedication, deeds and sacrifices while . . . Map (db m157443) WM
94New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — Veterans Memorial
On Richmond Terrace just south of Schuyler Street, on the right when traveling south.
To the veterans of Staten Island who have served in times of war and peace We give thanks to God and remember those men and women especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and those who remain unaccounted for in the pursuit of . . . Map (db m181606) WM
95New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — Visitor's Center & Galleries, Building C, Main HallArchitect: Minard Lafever (1798-1854) Formerly: An Administrative Building — Built: 1831-1833 —
Near Richmond Terrace, 0.1 miles west of Tysen Street, on the left when traveling west.
This Greek Revival building was designed by Minard Lafever who submitted the winning design to the Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor design competition in 1831. Completed in 1833, it was the first building on campus and the historic cornerstone of . . . Map (db m181592) HM
96New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — William Main Doerflinger
Near Richmond Terrace, 0.1 miles west of Tysen Street, on the right when traveling east.
In memory of William Main Doerflinger (1910-2000) who transcribed hundreds of sea chanteys from across the globe, taught to him by the residents of Sailors' Snug Harbor and recorded in his definitive book, Songs of the Sailor and . . . Map (db m181590) HM
97New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — 1 — Willowbrook ArchivesWillowbrook Mile
Near Loop Road west of D Street, in the median.
The College of Staten Island's Archives and Special Collections located on the second floor of the College's Library (1L), opened in 2000. The research collection acquires and preserves materials documenting the history of the Willowbrook site . . . Map (db m207465) HM
98New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — 11 — Willowbrook Hepatitis StudyWillowbrook Mile
Near Loop Road west of D Street, on the right when traveling west. Reported missing.
In the Willowbrook Hepatitis Study (1956-1971), NYU medical researchers intentionally infected about 700 residents ages five to ten with hepatitis to study the viral disease. They justified this with claims that hepatitis infections were already . . . Map (db m207473) HM
99New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Mid Island — World War I Memorial1917 - 1918
On St. Marks Place.
In Commemoration 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. Chaplin Bishop Monsignor Charles A. Cassidy, LL.D. Chaplin 264 names are given . . . Map (db m137072) WM
100New York, Richmond County, Staten Island, Midland Beach — Midland Beach Veterans Memorial
On Father Capodanno Boulevard at Midland Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Father Capodanno Boulevard.
Dedicated to those who served and died World War I Charles C. Kreider World War II Joseph Aloi John J. Kohm James J. Malloy Andrew T. Ott Charles E. Steiniger Korea John J. Craig Paul E. Pakidis, Jr. Vietnam Louis W. . . . Map (db m159688) WM

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