George Washington. Ben Franklin. General William Howe. Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt. These are just a few of the prominent men in history who visited the 17th-century farmhouse on the banks of The Narrows in Rosebank, Staten Island, where photographer Alice Austen made history in the late 19th century. Today, this old farmhouse where Alice lived with her family […]
Posts Tagged ‘Staten Island history’
1887: Punch and Chico, the Photogenic Dogs of Alice Austen That Lived Where History Was Made in Staten Island, Part IPosted: 10th February 2017 by The Hatching Cat in Dog Tails
Tags: Alice Austen, Cat Stories, Clear Comfort, Dog stories, Gertrude Tate, Oswald Muller, Staten Island history
Tags: Arthur Kill Road, Benjamin Seaman, David H. Cortelou, George W. White, Greenridge Staten Island, Lawrence H. Cortelyou, Staten Island history
In January 1896, the tiny hamlet of Greenridge, Staten Island, was all a buzz over the reported sighting of a large, ferocious black bear. Doors were closed and barred at dusk, and guns and pistols were cleaned and loaded.
Tags: Joel Wolfe, New York History, Seguine's Point, Staten Island history, Staten Island quarantine, Udolpho Wolfe, Wolfe's Pond
On May 1, 1857, the Quarantine Commissioners purchased 50 acres of the Wolfe Farm on Staten Island for $23,000 for use as a quarantine for sick immigrants.