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Communities | Sandy Ground, Staten Island N.Y.

Built before 1859, the Coleman House is a vernacular frame structure that has
just been granted landmark status by the city. [Photo is from Stufffromthelab]

Cantwell, Anne-Marie E., And Diana Dizerega Wall. 2001. Unearthing Gotham: The Archaeology of New York City. London: Yale University Press.

“Commission Recognizes Black History Month with The Designations of the Addisleigh Park Historic District in Queens And Four Landmarks in Staten Island’s Sandy Ground Section, Settled by Freed African Americans In The 19Th Century,” New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, February 1, 2011

Kurlansky, Mark. 2007. The Big Oyster: History On The Half Shell.
New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks.

Landmarks Preservation Commission February 1, 2011, Designation List 438 LP-2414

On Sacred Ground

“Rossville Ame Zion Church, 584 Bloomingdale Road, Staten Island Built: 1897; Andrew Abrams, Builder,” Landmarks Preservation Commission February 1, 2011, Designation List 438 Lp-2416

"Sandy Ground: A community founded by free blacks pre-dates
the American Civil War,"
Staten Island Advance, April 21, 2010

Sandy Ground,
Mapping the African American Past (MAAP)

Sandy Ground, Staten Island - [Wikipedia Article]

Savage, Beth L., And Carol D. Shull. 1994. African American Historic
. Washington, D.C.: Preservation Press.


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