Benjamin Lowenstein was born in Germany on 12 November 1862 and died 15 August 1941. In 1900 he established the Tottenville Copper Company. This was the site of the old Dissosway Mill.
The Tottenville Copper Company, was a metal processing plant. It was established on the Richmond Valley line of Tottenville in 1900. In 1931 The Tottenville Copper Company was sold to Western Electric Company and renamed Nassau Smelting and Refining Company.
The Brick Chimney could be seen for miles it was 200 feet by 7 feet.
Building Boom on Staten Island
Plans have been filed for Tottenville, Staten Island, for thirty houses during the past six months. The Tottenville Copper Company is planning to erect ten four-family houses on its land facing Church Street, north of the plant, for the accommodation of employees.
George W. Debois and Abram E. Johnson, having purchased a tract of second growth woodland on Church Street, between Amboy Road and High Street, are now clearing and grading preparatory to dividing in into building sites.