Greetings and Welcome

Above, Occident Avenue, Stapleton, looking toward the Narrows with a portion of the St. Paul's Avenue-Stapleton Heights Historic District.

"Small stone farmhouses from the 17th and 18th centuries, 19th-century hilltop mansions and 20th-century housing developments exhibit the great variety of American architectural forms found on Staten Island. The features and beauty of Staten Island's churches, institutions and civic buildings reflect its citizens' knowledge of the larger world and pride in their communities." --Barnett Shepherd, from "Architecture" in Discovering Staten Island: A 350th Anniversary Commemorative History. 2011.

Mission Statement

The Preservation League of Staten Island works for the conservation and continued vitality of Staten Island's historic resources. The League was founded in 1977 by a group of community-minded citizens concerned about Staten Island's vanishing historic environment. We sponsor programs about the recognition, care and restoration of historic properties. We give neighborhood and historic house tours and confer annual awards for outstanding preservation work. Advocating landmark designation for significant sites is a priority.

Come, Join Us!

Join us in our work to protect Staten Island's historic treasures. Click here for information on joining this vital organization.

Preservation, Conservation, Vitality!

From Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary:

Preservation: " Keeping safe from injury, harm or destruction."
Conservation: "Keeping in a safe or sound state; esp: to avoid wasteful or destructive use."
Vitality: "The peculiarity distinguishing the living from the nonliving. Capacity to live and develop."

Board of Directors
Class of 2016: Term expires April 1, 2016

Ms. Angela D'Aiuto
Non-profit Consultant, Real Estate Agent

Mr. Nick Dowen, Secretary
Weekend Manager, Noble Maritime Collection

Ms. Linda Eskenas, Vice President
Preservation Advocate: Historic cemeteries, watrerfront sites

Mr. Joseph Ferlazzo
Historian, NYC Dept. of Parks & Rescreation

Mr. William Martin

Mr. Nicholas Matranga
Corporate Paralegal

Board of Directors
Class of 2017: Term expires April 1, 2017

Ms. Eloise Calderwood, PhD

Mr. John Kilcullen, President
Forester/Arborist, NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation

Ms. Halina McCormack
Art Restorer

Ms. Anna Porter, Treasurer
Restired Executive Assistant, Financial Planner

Board of Directors
Class of 2018: Term expires April 1, 2018

Mr. John Foxell
Retired Legal Clerk; Collector, Artist, Poet

Ms. Joyce Malerba Goldstein
Therapist, Painter

Mr.Warren MacKenzie
Elder, Reformed Church on Staten Island

Mr. Joseph Offenberg
IT Consultant

Ms. Margaret Persans
Community Activist

Ms. Ursula Shapiro
Retired Office Worker

Contact Us

  • Phone:
    (718) 980-1551
  • Email:

    Our Email Address

  • Address:
    Preservation League
    of Staten Island
    P.O. Box 309
    Staten Island, NY 10310

  • The Preservation League of Staten Island is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York.

Barnett Shepherd, Executive Director
Retired Executive Director, Staten Island Historical Society; Founder, Preservation League of Staten Island; Historian, Author, Lecturer