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
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
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
”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)
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
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
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
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 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 the Vietnam . . . — — Map (db m160769) HM
Connecting the Watering Place (Tompkinsville) with Cuckold’s Towne (now Richmond) 1705.
Erected by Richmond County Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Helen Pouch, Regent
1928 — — Map (db m161222) 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
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
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
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
“ . . . [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
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
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
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
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
This grove of flowering trees is a living memorial dedicated to the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. It is a passive space for quiet contemplations.
This is one of the five Living Memorial Groves, one in each borough, with clear views of . . . — — Map (db m154102) HM
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
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
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
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 Period — — Map (db m158225) HM
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
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
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
This church, built in 1942, is located on the site of the first Methodist church in Staten Island which dated back to 1787. The history of the congregation is associated with two pioneer American Methodist preachers, Bishop Francis Asbury and the . . . — — Map (db m156725) HM
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
This pre-Revolutionary homestead is in three distinct sections, each representing a different period. The earliest was erected in 1730, the central portion in 1776, and the third in 1832. Originally built by Johannes De Groot, the house passed to . . . — — Map (db m42612) HM
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. •
Andersen, George A. •
Anderson, . . . — — Map (db m181577) 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Monsignor Charles A. Cassidy, LL.D.
264 names are given . . . — — Map (db m137072) WM
Dedicated to the memory of
Lt. Charles Margiotta
His respect of nature started this garden
He nurtured it until he gave his life on 9/11/01
May our respect for him help it flourish
May his memory continue to grow in our . . . — — Map (db m219933)
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
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
Tablet marking the site of the
Rose and Crown Tavern
Erected by The Huguenots in 1665
Demolished in 1854
This Inn was occupied
during the Revolution by
General William Howe
as his Headquarters and here the
Declaration of . . . — — Map (db m37245) 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
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
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
Erected in Honor
Captain Roald Amundsen
Discovered of the Northwest passage, June 1903 – August 29, 1905 and discovered of the South Pole Dec.14, 1911. He crossed the North Pole May 12, 1928 in the airship NORGE.
He was born in Norway . . . — — Map (db m156970) 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
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
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
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)
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
This monument is dedicated to all the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces with dignity, honor, and determination to preserve the freedom of a grateful nation.
God bless our veterans — — Map (db m208957) WM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
On this site stood the St. James Hotel built shortly after the American Revolution. Aaron Burr died here September 14, 1836
Originally marked by Staten Island Chapter NSDAR February 1932. Replaced September 1976.
— — Map (db m42600) HM
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
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