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Annadale - Arden Heights - Bay Terrace - Charleston - Eltingville - Great Kills - Greenridge - Huguenot - Pleasant Plains - Princes Bay - Richmond - Richmond Valley - Rossville - Tottenville - Woodrow

Boundaries
East-Raritain Bay, New Dorp Lane to Tottenville Beach.
North-New Dorp Lane at Lower New York Bay to Richmond Road to Arthur Kill Road to Arthur Kill
South-Raritan Bay
West-Arthur Kill

Important Places
Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard
Conference House
Kreischer House
Mount Loretto
Rossville Tanks

 

The South Shore is a geographical term applied to the area of Staten Island, New York, south and east of the island's ridge of hills (and Richmond Creek and Fresh Kills south of Historic Richmond Town) along the waterfront and adjacent areas from the Narrows to the mouth of the Arthur Kill, although many observers prefer to restrict its scope to the neighborhoods located between the shoreline of Raritan Bay on one side and Richmond Creek and Fresh Kills on the other, thus encompassing the neighborhoods of Great Kills to Tottenville only.

Those who choose to recognize this more narrow definition of the "South Shore" reckon the communities that lie along the Lower New York Bay, and inland for approximately 2 to 2 miles, from Bay Terrace and Richmondtown to as far north as Grasmere and Concord, as the East Shore. Prior to the 1960's, the South Shore was widely undeveloped, however after the building of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, its population rose sharply.


                                                                                                                   (Donated by his grandson Dick)
Main St in Tottenville 1910 owned by Jim Riley

As you can see the two photos below are the same place, one was called the Annadale Hotel,
 the second was called the Helvetta Inn located at Amboy Road and Annadale Road

The dates of both photos are unknown


                                                                                                 (donated by the Armstrong family)

 

 


Greenridge Auction Market 1952


Rossville


Princes Bay


Pleasant Plains Amboy Road


Tottenville

 

 

Picture was taken at (about) 7350 Amboy Rd,  Tottenville.
 
Yates' was on the west side of Amboy Rd, between Lee Ave and Wood Ave   (Yates' was almost opposite the Amboy Road's intersection w/ Sleight Av, which begins on the So. side of Amboy Rd)..  Was a very busy little store thru the fifties..
 
Looking at that pic, that house next door is the parsonage of St Stephens church which is still on the corner of Lee Av.  Going the other way (towards the pic's right) was Eckoffs Confectionery Store (which was on the corner of Amboy/Wood).
 
That date- 1949:  Each Flag Day (June 14) the Tottenville Merchants Association conducted a parade from Amboy/Page Ave., to the Pavilion at end of Hylan Blvd.  Very big deal in Tottenville each year, always a big event.  -That explains the horse..

 


Charleston Oakland Chemical

 

 

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