Staten Island Lighthouse, Staten Island, New York
11x17 print. The beautiful, pyramidal 1912 lighthouse lived up to my expectations. The statuesque brick lighthouse stood solemnly upon cascading stairs like an Amazon temple. The plush green foliage surrounding it seemed to bow in submission.
Although the base of the lighthouse states it was built in 1909, the Staten Island Lighthouse in New York was not finished until several years later. It had no lantern or staircase in 1909. The light was put into operation on April 15, 1912 but there was no grading, sidewalks or lightning rod. The additional work was completed in 1915.