Modest house a reminder of Staten Island history

From the Staten Island Advance Modest house a reminder of Castleton Corners’ historyThursday, August 30, 2007 To borrow from author Gore Vidal, when it comes to this country’s attitude toward its historical built environment, we are fast becoming “the United States of Amnesia.” Nationwide, there is antipathy toward the protection of sacred sites, landmark properties, […]

Following up – what is to be developed on landmark lot?

From the Staten Island Advance At Victory and Clove, nobody’s ValentineThere’s a landmark house on site and drugstore’s due, but lot’s in limboSaturday, July 28, 2007By KAREN O’SHEAADVANCE STAFF WRITER STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — When KeySpan began storing pipes and equipment at the corner of Victory Boulevard and Clove Road for a gas main project, […]

Spanish Camp To Be Subject of Exhibit

Calling all former residents of Spanish Camp The Staten Island Museum is planning an exhibit in October and hopes to display memorabilia from the community Sunday, July 22, 2007By MIKE AZZARA STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Overlooking the Raritan Bay and Atlantic Ocean, Spanish Camp occupied 17 prime beachfront acres on Annadale Beach […]

One of the oldest houses on Staten Island

From the Staten Island Advance HISTORY LIVES ON ‘THE KING’S ROAD’ The Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House is one of the oldest residences still standing in our borough Thursday, July 26, 2007JAMES G. FERRERI STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — It’s an unassuming house; a structure of white stone masonry with a steeply pitched roof, set well back from the […]

Political Aid from Across the Spectrum Aids Senior Housing Rehab at Seaview

Developers of Sea View senior housing clear hurdle Government, at first denying $3M in tax credits, decides to give breaks to buildersMonday, July 02, 2007By KAREN O’SHEAADVANCE STAFF WRITER STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A funding glitch that threatened to halt a senior housing project in Sea View was fixed last week, clearing the way for […]

Progress on preservation in Tottenville

Historic society hopes to preserve Tottenville buildings as landmarks Thursday, June 21, 2007By ANDREW MINUCCIADVANCE STAFF WRITER STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Ever since John Totten Jr. built Totten’s Dock in the late 1840s, the area now known as Tottenville has produced some of the most enchanting architecture to be seen on Staten Island. Now, over […]

Lunch & Learn about Kreischerville

The Staten Island Museum to host a:“Lunch & Learn: Kreischerville–A Walk Into the Past”with Curator of History, Patricia M. Salmon Wednesday, June 20th (raindate Thursday, June 21st) 12 noon$24/$20 museum membersPre-pay by contacting Maria Fiorelli at 718.727.1135 x115 Meet at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve, Nielsen Avenue and Carlin Street, off Sharrotts Road Kreischerville, […]

Celebrate the 75th Birthday of the Staten Island Museum!

It was on May 31, 1917, that numerous luminaries and dignitaries, including Staten Island Museum founders William T. Davis, Arthur Hollick, and Charles W. Leng, broke ground for Staten Island’s first museum! Join us as we celebrate the 90th anniversary of this historic day on Thursday, May 31, 2007. Located at 75 Stuyvesant Place in […]

Lighthouse Hill Home Landmarked – 7 more to go from the Staten Island 8

Every time you think that it’s getting easier to save buildings in Staten Island, you get hit with a roll call like this. Lighthouse Hill home landmarked1856 Italianate villa on Meisner Avenue receives designation from city Wednesday, May 16, 2007By KAREN O’SHEAADVANCE STAFF WRITERSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Lighthouse Hill house that was home to […]

208 Richmond Terrace to be demolished, would more funding for LPC have helped?

Too bad that the article didn’t draw attention to the fact that $1 million – which is all we’re asking for the LPC – is the same amount that the developer spent to buy a historic house for demolition!New condo taking place of old house in St. GeorgePreservation League president decries fate of 138-year-old home […]