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Title [East front view of the Louis H. Meyer house]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1885
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on brown cardboard mount with gold edges. View of a large 2 1/2-story house with a mansard roof; there is a tower in the center, and an enclosed porch at right. The house is seen from across the lawn, with an unpaved path in the foreground. A man stands on the lawn in the center of the image; he is holding a rake. Another man stands between two girls near the house; a woman stands on the porch. The man standing with the two girls is identified in a related photograph as Louis H. Meyer, and the girls are identified as his granddaughter Hermanna and her friend Elsie Fischer. Handwritten inscription in pen on reverse of the mount: "LH Meyer's residence / East front."
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 7.875 x 9.875
Ownership and History Louis H. Meyer (1815-1892), a wealthy banker, had an estate known as Fox Villa (or Fox Hills Villa) on Fingerboard Road in Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island. It later became the Mount Manresa Jesuit Retreat House.

Louis H. Meyer's granddaughter Hermanna Rupe was born in 1878.
Earliest Date 1883
Latest Date 1888
Subjects Estates
Houses
Lawns
Children
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Meyer, Louis H.
Rupe, Hermanna
Catalog Number PH01.1046
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, June 2017.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.