29 September 2014

Conference House, Staten Island

On September 11, 1776, representatives from both sides of the revolutionary war met at a house on the Southern tip of Staten Island. There was some hope to end the war, but no agreement was reached.
The meeting place became known as Conference House, and is now a NYC park.
We went with our SI friend - stopped for deli sandwiches on the way, walked around the grounds a bit, picnicked, and relaxed!

Here's the Conference House

You can see the New Jersey shore from the bottom of the lawn

This is the Biddle house

With interesting benches

Further out on the bluff is the Rutan-Beckett house

The backyard view

And the backyard view :-)

(This entire flower is no bigger than the tip of my pinkie)

Where is it?

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