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Von Briesen Park

Tompkins Ave., Bay St. bet. School Rd., North Rd.

Staten Island

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

This park on the northeastern shore of Staten Island occupies the site of the former estate of Arthur Von Briesen (1843-1920). 

A native of Germany, Von Briesen immigrated to the United States in 1858 at the age of 15.  After enduring some hardship in his early years here, he began to study law. At the start of the Civil War (1861-65), he enlisted and served as sergeant of Company B, First New York Volunteers. After the war, he completed his studies at New York University School of Law and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1868. 

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