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Clawson Playground

Adelaide Ave., Clawson St.

Staten Island

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Twenty-seven members of the Clawson family are buried in the Church of St. Andrew’s here on Staten Island, their epitaphs recorded in a book in the church. The colonial-style Clawson Homestead on New Dorp Lane was built in 1795 by Jonathan Clawson (1738-1816) and enlarged in 1825 by Reuben Clawson, who lived there until his death in 1872. Clawson Playground was named in honor of this Staten Island clan.

In the late 19th century, this neighborhood was a seaside resort. Early in the 20th century, the streets from 1st Street (now Acorn) to Mill Road and those from Oak Avenue to Brook and Elm were first developed. The streets of the grid were numbered, while the avenues were given the names of trees and women. The neighborhood became known by the name of the development company and has remained Oakwood to this day.

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Clawson Playground Weather

  • Mon
    Light Snow
  • Tue
    Heavy Snow
  • Wed
    Mostly Sunny
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow

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