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Louis Napoleon House Site


The Sandy Ground Historical Society has identified Louis Napoleon as an extraordinary and noteworthy member of the New York antislavery movement and as an "agent" of the Underground Railroad who lived and died in the Sandy Ground Community on Bloomingdale Rd. Since the house on Bloomingdale Road has been demolished, the Sandy Ground Historical Society is nominating the Site of the Louis Napoleon Home.


Mr. Napoleon was a true fighter for freedom seekers and had a remarkable career as an agent of the Underground Railroad that spanned more than fifty years.Mr. Napoleon was believed to have assisted upwards of three thousand self emancipators obtain their freedom and initiated two major

New York court cases for the emancipation of slaves.

Shortly after the Civil War Mr. Napoleon and his wife Elizabeth moved to Sandy Ground where they remained until their deaths in 1881 and 1905 respectively.

Visitor Information: Currently not open to public.

Location: Bloomingdale Rd, Staten Island, 10309

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Ronald Turchak

Location Type: Site

UGRR Operatives: Louis Napoleon