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Title [Gardens and greenhouse of the Louis H. Meyer estate]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1880-1890
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print on off-white cardboard mount with gold edges. View of the gardens on the estate of Louis H. Meyer; a greenhouse is visible in the background at left. The view is seen through an arched trellis covered with grapevines. Handwritten inscription in pen on reverse: "LH Meyer's residence / View up hill from Grape Arbor / to glass houses."
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 4 x 4.750
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.
Earliest Date 1880
Latest Date 1890
Subjects Estates
Greenhouses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Meyer, Louis H.
Catalog Number PH01.1024
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, June 2017.
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