11. Olmsted-Beil House

Olmsted-Beil House

The Olmsted-Beil House on Hylan Boulevard on Staten Island was a large farm and Dutch farmhouse purchased by Olmsted’s father and given to him in 1848, which he tended to in his 20s. Olmsted added a 1.5-story addition to the top of the historic house, including small windows on the top floor. Though demolished, porches were also added on all sides of the farmhouse.

Olmsted grew many species of trees in the tree nursery, including Cedars of Lebanon. The home was added to the National Register of Historic places in 2020, almost two centuries after Olmsted got his start with landscaping.