Around Town Around Town Our Lady Help of Christians 7396 Amboy Road 44517419 Our Lady Help of Christians 7396 Amboy Road Our Lady Help Of Christians, Tottenville, S.I., N.Y. -- Until 1890 the Catholics residing in Tottenville attended St. Joseph's at Rossville. As their number increased Rev. James C. Rigney wish to build a church especially for them. For this purpose he secured property in William Street at a cost of $1700. The first Mass was said in Tottenville on Sunday, May 4, 1890. 35116540 Our Lady Help of Christians 7396 Amboy Road In 1915 -- Rev. James F. Malloy, Rector; Rev. G.A. Arcese, Asst. In 1918 -- Rev. James F. Malloy, Rector; Rev. Michael J. Tucey, Asst. In 1922 - The Pastor was J.F. Malloy, 1 assistant -- Organized in 1890, Number of parishioners 1000, Number of S.S. Members 80, Value of Church property $30,000. 34629203 Monsignor Brennan of Our Lady Help of Christians Monsignor Brennan with Agnes Ford. 35510312 34629204 The Tottenville Free Library Opened on February 6th, 1899 was a two room clapboard house located at 137 Johnson Avenue. When the library first opened they had 344 books. Today the address of this house is 204-206 Johnson Avenue. -------------------------- Librarian - Mrs. Leonora C. McCormack Library hours - 2 to 5 and 7 to 9, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 37741719 Tottenville Public Library On Nov. 26, 1904 the new Tottenville Library opened at 7430 Amboy Road and is this the present location. The Library was Designed by Carrere and Hastings. 137 Johnson Avenue - now 204-206 Johnson Avenue. 34628777 Tottenville Public Library Before the library was built on this piece of land was a playground for the children. It was an open lot with a woody section. 34628776 Tottenville Public Library 35248705 Tottenville Public Library Inside the Tottenville Library. The library has been renovation since this photo was taken. It looks the same except the desk has been flip to the left by the front door. 34628774 Bethel United Methodist Church Bethel United Methodist Church is located at 7033 Amboy Road. Built in 1839. Bethel United Methodist Church, which was built twice in the same spot due to structural damage caused by a fire?once in 1840 and again in 1886. 34629207 Bethel United Methodist Church The Bethel United Methodist Church was built in 1839. In 1886 it was rebuilt after a fire had destroyed the original structure. 34629205 J.W. Bedell, Inc. 1841 J.W. Bedell, Inc. 1991 Funeral Directors 7447 Amboy Road * Tottenville * Staten Island, NY 10307 ONE HUNDRED FIFTY YEARS This is an actual picture restored from a tintype of the hearse constructed by Isaac Prey Bedell and shows the founder of the Bedell funeral dynasty on the driver's seat. It has been rebuilt for Joseph E. Bedell and can be seen at the funeral home in Tottenville, Staten Island. 34629605 Stark's Hotel, Beach Street (Todays Page Avenue) 34629674 Stark's Hotel, Beach Street (Todays Page Avenue) 44518221 Johnson Avenue looking West from Areats Avenue 34653965 Johnson Avenue 34653966 Amboy Road looking North from William Street 34654150 Elliott Avenue and Amboy Avenue Elliott Avenue is now Craig Avenue Amboy Avenue is now Amboy Road 34654323 Amboy Road and Elliott Avenue 34654680 The Aquehonga Athletic Club House was located on Brighton Street. 34655090 Arthur Kill Road 34655188 Center Street from Amboy Road 34655451 Amboy Road 35300646 Fisher Ave looking West From Amboy Road 35300928 End of Hylan Blvd. 34655058 Page Avenue 34654793 Area view of Tottenville - overlooking Our Lady Help Of Christians Photograph taken by Peter Eckel, Sr Provided By Richard O'Brien 35252791 Palace Theatre 35620051 Rockaway Street 35620397 Rockaway Street looking North from Depew Avenue 35620951 Frank Capri General Store @ Yetman Avenue 35622509 Amboy Road 35921088 Carvival Parade 36386195 Carvival Parade 37023219 North from Tottenville School 38208776 Bayway Avenue As far as I can tell from reading that this was Yetman Avenue until the street name was changed. From reading there was a pier at foot the of Bayway Avenue. So this was at the beach side. 39213894 William Street From Amboy Road 39475658 Wells Memorial (Christian Alliance) Rev. C. E. Cox, pastor. Morning service 10:30; evening service 7:45. 39669804