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New! Fort Hill & New Brighton, Staten Island
Fort Hill is located at the ‘intersection’ of the former Staten Island villages of New Brighton, Tompkinsville, and later St. George. The neighborhood contains a ‘who’s who’ of Staten Island architecture reflecting the area's rich and historic past and development. Historic Westervelt Avenue was created in part from the driveway of the original Dr. John S. Westervelt (1799-1869) estate. Westervelt was the first health officer of the port of New York, who had married Daniel Tompkins's daughter Hannah. Mr. Tompkins was Vice President under James Monroe and established the village of Tompkinsville. Along this avenue, architectural styles from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries can be found within this one square mile neighborhood including mansard roofed mansions to shingle style Victorians to brick townhomes to split level houses. John Kilcullen of the Preservation League of Staten Island leads this tour. Cost: $30 / $20 Members.
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