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Title [Piazza 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. Interior view of an enclosed porch. The room is furnished with two tables and several wicker chairs with upholstered backs and seats. There are numerous plants, including a large palm plant that is partially visible at right, and another that hangs from the ceiling. Ivy is growing on the wall, and there is a striped rug on the floor. Handwritten inscription in pen on reverse: "LH Meyer's residence / View of enclosed Piazza on NE side of house."
(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 Houses
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Meyer, Louis H.
Catalog Number PH01.1023
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.