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Title [Entrance to 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 a street with a gate at left; there are stone pillars on either side of the gate. A stone wall runs alongside the street Handwritten inscription in pen on reverse of the mount: "LH Meyer's residence / front Gate on fingerboard road."
(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
Streets
Gates
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Meyer, Louis H.
Catalog Number PH01.1038
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.