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The Biddle House at Conference House Park

70 Satterlee St Tottenville


The H.H. Biddle House, a NYC landmark, was constructed in 1845 and owned by Mr. Biddle who operated a ferry service between Tottenville, Staten Island and Perth Amboy primarily as a mode of transport to service his ‘Biddle’s Grove’, a temperance era summer resort on the then very rural Island. The building is a surviving example of Greek revival architectural style, noted for its twin double height porticos, both in the front and rear reflecting its hillside waterfront location. Along with its French-derived spring or bell-cast eaves, widely used on Staten Island from the late 17th century on, is rare in both NYC and New York State. The building showcases ongoing NYC Parks exhibitions, cultural programs and events for the public.