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Actor’s Home, Staten Island, N.Y.

WTD 3010

A postcard published by Ferdinand Thoele that has a photograph of the Actor's Home that was located in West Brighton near Martling's Pond in what is now Clove Lakes Park on Staten Island.  The tudor style mansion is the building surrounded by trees in the middle ground of the photo.  A small boathouse and is on the shore of the pond.  The Actor's Home, which opened in 1902, was a retirement home for people working in the entertainment industry.  The City of New York took over the property in 1928 in order to expand Clove Lakes Park.  The mansion was demolished in 1938.

Medium: Postcard

Dates: 20th Century

Dimensions: 3.5" H x 5.5" W

Signature/Inscription: Front: Actor's Home, Staten Island, N.Y. Published by Ferdinand Thoele Handwritten - "Date?"; Reverse: "From Mrs. J. H Boesch 421 Edinboro Road Richmond, S.I. 1934. Once the home of R. Penn Smith"

Accession Number: WTD 3010

Credit: Gift of William T. Davis

Tags: 20th century, actor's home, clove lakes park, ferdinand thoele, house, mansion, martling's pond, postcard, retirement home, west brighton, william t. davis postcard collection