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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Staten Island, New York

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1New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — 102nd Observation Squadron
Men who joined the 102nd Observation Squadron during WWII 1941 to 1945 177 names on Plaque 1 80 names on Plaque 2 Map (db m160090) HM WM
2New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — 1917 - In Commemoration - 1918
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. Chaplin Bishop Monsignor Charles A. Cassidy, LL.D. Chaplin . . . Map (db m137072) WM
3New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — 5910 Amboy RoadNew York City Designated Landmark
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
4New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — 9-11 Memorial Steel
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
5New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Arctic Fox / Red Fox
Arctic Fox Vulpes lagopus
Habitat: Frigid extremes of the planet Range: Arctic tundra of North America, Asia and Europe Status: Least Concern
Changing Coats Although most . . . Map (db m193645) HM
6New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Arthur Von Briesen Park12.77 acres
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
7New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — AustraliaThe continent down under.
Extreme Country! 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
8New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
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
9New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Battery CatlinGateway National Recreation Area, Fort Wadsworth — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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
10New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Battery DuaneFort Wadsworth — Gateway National Recreation Area —
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
11New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Battery WeedFort Wadsworth — Gateway Nat’l Rec Area —
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
12New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — 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
13New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Battle of the Bulge
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
14New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Biddle HouseHeritage of New York
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
15New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Biddle HouseConference House Park
Henry Hogg Biddle House Built 1845 New York City Landmark National Historic Landmark Map (db m181537) HM
16New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — 259 — Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House
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
17New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Billopp HouseLandmarks of New York
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
18New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Bishop Francis Asbury
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
19New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Burial Place
of the Dutch settlers of the North Shore until 1696 around which Port Richmond was built.Map (db m42601) HM
20New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Cape Barren GooseCereopsis novaehollandiae
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
21New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Carl Grillo Glass HouseChief of Design: Robert C. Johnert, RLA — Built: 1999 —
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
22New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Charleston War Memorial
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
23New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Chilena
Champion Military Jumper and mount of Major Edwardo Yañez Chilean Army November 30, 1940Map (db m195053) HM
24New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Christopher HouseCa. 1720, addition ca. 1730
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
25New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Church of Saint AndrewDesignated Landmark • New York City
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
26New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Church of St. Andrew
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
27New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Civil Service Memorial
For those civil servants who died in the line of duty P.O. Thomas Schimenti, Jr. 1943-1979Map (db m160636)
28New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Commodore John BarryFather of the American Nacy
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
29New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Conference HouseRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
In September 1776, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge met here with British Lord Howe in an unsuccessful negotiation for peace.Map (db m8727) HM
30New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Conference House
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
31New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Conference House and MuseumConference House Park
Christopher Billopp House Built c. 1680 New York City Landmark National Register of Historic Places National Historic Landmark Map (db m181542) HM
32New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Corporal Allan F. Kivlehan ParkNew Dorp Beach Park
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
33New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Cottage RowArchitect: Richard P. Smyth (1819-1885) Formerly: Professional Staff Quarters — Built: 1885 —
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
34New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — 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
35New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Daniel D. Tompkins1774 - 1825
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
36New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Defending New York Harbor
“ . . . [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 — Dongan Hills WWII Memorial
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
38New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Dr. Patricia O'Connor HalloranStaten Island Zoo Veterinarian 1942 - 1970
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
39New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Dry Moat and CounterscarpFort Wadsworth — Gateway Nat’l Rec Area —
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
40New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Ducks
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
41New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Easter Rising Memorial
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
42New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Edgewater Village HallNew York City Designated Landmark
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
43New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Edward Z. de Csipkes
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
44New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Egbert Square
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
45New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Elm Tree Light
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
46New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Faber Park and Pool4.25 Acres
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
47New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — 301 — Faber Park and Pool
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
48New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Father Capodanno Memorial
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
49New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Father John C. Drumcoole
Bless the unborn babies Dedicated to His love of children Nov. 25, 1995 Father John C. Drumcoole Founder Mount Loretto Nov. 23, 1883 Map (db m181543) HM
50New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Five Brothers
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
51New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Fort TompkinsFort Wadsworth — Gateway Nat’l Rec Area —
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
52New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Fort Wadsworth
This strategic coastal location at the Narrows was used as the staging ground for the massive British invasion of Brooklyn in August 1776. Revolutionary War Heritage TrailMap (db m21608) HM
53New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Fort WadsworthGateway National Recreation Area
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
54New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Founding of the Dutch Church
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
55New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — G.A.R. Veterans of the Civil War Memorial
. . . Map (db m113132) WM
56New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Garibaldi Memorial
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
57New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Giovanni VerrazzanoDiscovered Staten Island in 1524
Giovanni Verrazzano Native of Florence Italy Discovered Staten Island April 17 1524 Staten Island Italian Historical Society 1956Map (db m83219) HM
58New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Gretta Moulton Gate
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
59New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Historic Fort WadsworthSince 1636
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
60New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Historic RichmondtownRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
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
61New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Honor RollWorld War II
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
62New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Hurricane Sandy Memorial Garden
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
63New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Huttner-Pasqualini Post, American Legion Memorial
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
64New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — 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
65New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — In Memory of Lieutenant Vincent R. CapodannoChaplain Corps — United States Naval Reserve —
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
66New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — 232 — Jacques Marchais Center of Tibeten Art
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
67New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Jerome X. O'Donovan PondReed's Basket Willow Swamp Park
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
68New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Joseph W. Palmer
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
69New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Korean War Veterans Park
Marker 1: Veterans of the Korean War 25 June 1950 – July 27 1953 We honor Staten Islanders who served Marker 2: 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
70New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Livingston World War II Memorial
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
71New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Mangalitsa PigSus scrofa domesticus
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
72New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Maritime New York
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
73New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Memorial to Clarence T. Barrett
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
74New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Michael J. Leonard Memorial Plaza
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
75New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Midland Beach Veterans Memorial
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
76New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Miller Field
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
77New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — 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) HM
78New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Mount Loretto History
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
79New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Music HallArchitect: Robert W. Gibson (1854-1927) — Built: 1892 —
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
80New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — National Lighthouse Museum
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
81New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Neptune FountainSculptor: J.W. Fiske (1832-1903) — Built: 1898 —
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
82New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Neville House
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
83New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — New Brighton World War II Memorial
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
84New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — New Dorp Beach Memorial1941-1945
In honor of the men and women of New Dorp Beach who served their country in World War II especially those who made the supreme sacrificeMap (db m105719) WM
85New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — New Dorp WWII Memorial
New Dorp honors its men and women who have served in the Armed Forces during the Second World War 1941-1945Map (db m160388) HM
86New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — New Dorp, S.I. Honor Roll
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
87New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Nicholas De Matti Playground2.343 acres
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
88New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — North American River Otters
Lontra canadensis Habitat: Shores of rivers, marshes and bays Range: North America Status: Threatened Slip Slidin’ Away The streamlines form and webbed feet combined with the thick, tapered and muscular tail lends for speedy . . . Map (db m106343) HM
89New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Original Moravian ChurchLandmarks of New York
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
90New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Othmar Hermann Ammann
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
91New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Patriots under Gen. Mercer1776
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
92New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Pleasant Plains Memorial
In Memoriam To the soldiers and sailors of the Fifth Ward who made the supreme sacrifice. Heroic Dead George C. Androvette – Philip P. Glismann Walton U. Beauvais – Alonzo Herbstreet Martin O. Brown – Clarence Klinger . . . Map (db m155700) HM
93New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — POW MIA Memorial Park
You are not forgottenMap (db m181557) WM
94New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Powered by the SunCapturing light from the sun to make electricity.
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
95New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Quarantine Boarding StationRosebank, Staten Island, New York
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
96New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Randall MemorialSculptor: Robert Launitz (1806-1870) — Built: 1834 —
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
97New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Reflections of a Maritime Community
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
98New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Reformed Protestant Dutch ChurchLandmarks of New York
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
99New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — Relatives of Elizabeth Bayley Seton
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
100New York (Richmond County), Staten Island — 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

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