Welcome to Tottenville
Tottenville is a neighborhood on Staten Island's South Shore. It is the southernmost point in Staten Island, New York City and New York State. It was named Tottenville in 1869 after the Totten family.
Many of the homes in Tottenville are of the Victorian Style. Seven homes in Tottenville have been honored with the Preservation League of Staten Island Award, including the Tottenville Branch of the New York Public Library. The New York City Police Department has its 123 Precinct there, and there is also a Fire Department house there, Engine Co.151/Ladder Co. 76.
Tottenville has varying types of real estate and homes to choose when looking to buy. From new construction real estate like Center Hall and Side Hall colonials, to older Second Empire, Georgian Style, Greek Revival and Victorian Style Historic homes you can find the all in Tottenville. For those looking for High End real estate a substantial luxury home market exists here too, from waterfront homes to sprawling mansions there is a number of choices.
Bethel United Methodist Church is a landmark and one of the oldest churches. It was built in 1840, but had to be rebuilt in 1886 after a fire destroyed the original church. Many of the tombstone in the Bethel cemetery bear the name Totten. Tottenville is bordered on the west and south by the Arthur Kill and on the east by Raritan Bay.
Another popular landmark in Tottenville is the Conference House, which was built in 1678 by Christopher Billop, it was named The Conference House because in 1776 a meeting was held there to negotiate the end to the Revolutionary War. It is now a part of a state park names Conference House Park. The park sits on 267 acres of land and has recently undergone improvements. The visitors center has been renovated and had restrooms added. There is a waterfront pavilion where you can attend special events such as concerts or fireworks displays. There are hiking trails and a playground.
Tottenville High school was originally located on Yetman Avenue in Tottenville until it was moved to its new home on Luten Avenue in Huguenot. The building is now home to Totten IS 34. There are a few elementary school in Tottenville including PS6, PS1 and Our Lady Help of Christians which was opened in 1904.
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