|Title||[Piazza of the Louis H. Meyer house]|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Collection||Staten Island Geographic Collection|
Original B&W print on off-white cardboard mount with gold edges. Close-up view of an exterior staircase leasing to the porch of the home of Louis H. Meyer; on either side of the stairs is a stone pillar with an urn on top. A woman and two girls are seated around a table on the porch, possibly having a tea party; each of the girls holds a doll in her arms, and between the girls is a baby carriage with a doll. Handwritten inscription in pen on reverse: "LH Meyer's residence / Piazza on East front of house / view taken from South to North."
(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.|
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
Meyer, Louis H.
|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.|