Light House Hill Past and Present and homes for sale
Formerly known as Richmond Hill, Lighthouse Hill is now a residential area with beautiful scenery and has rich historic landmarks. According to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, in the late 1600’s a mix of Dutch, French and English farmers began settling in this area. By 1691 William Tiller and James Hubbard were granted pieces of the land and most of the land on Lighthouse Hill was granted to John Palmer as a part of the extensive Iron Hill patent. NYC.gov
By the mid-1800’s Carl August Meissner and his wife Amelia Fredericke Roebling had purchased over 80 acres of Lighhouse Hill. “Meissner cleared a portion of the land for farming and built a house near Richmond Road, just west of an old dirt road leading part-way up the hill. He extended that road through to Rockland Avenue, creating a private drive that became present-day Lighthouse Hill Road and Meisner Avenue. Meissner subsequently built a 15-room Italianate mansion on an elevated plateau on his property which provided views of the ocean and the surrounding countryside” the LPC reports stated.
Today you can find The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, “it is one of the oldest Himalayan style architecture in the United States, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.” Wikipedia
The homes for sale on Light House Hill can be found with contemporary, Italian, and colonial styles. If you are looking for homes for sale on Staten Island, call us today or visit our office at 7448 Amboy Road Staten Island, New York 10307.
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