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Staten Island Historic Districts and Landmark Homes

Here you will find information on Staten Island historic districts including information on New York City Landmarks and National Register of Historic Places. Here you will find detailed information about the history of both individual landmark homes and the people that help shape Staten Island.

Found 21 blog entries about Staten Island Historic Districts.

Stapleton Heights Historic District SignIn March of 2004, a public hearing was held by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in which twenty-one speakers testified in favor of making an area of Staten Island a Historic District. Their area of choice was located in Stapleton Heights, along a section of St. Paul's Avenue and portions of neighboring streets. These streets include Cebra Avenue, Dyson Street, Marion Avenue, Occident Avenue, Pommer Avenue, Taxter Place, and Trossach Road. In August of that same year, they addressed their proposal to the City Council. One month later, it was accepted.

In 1807, Daniel D. Tompkins became the Governor of the State of New York. During his time as governor, Tompkins purchased over 600 acres of land on Staten Island. In 1816, the village of…

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