Vintage Photographs of Ponds and Lakes on Staten Island

Staten Island is one of our most beautiful boroughs. With wide open and undeveloped lands, the forgotten borough has always been a place where you can find one with Mother Nature.

In this collection of vintage photographs put together by SI Live, check out many of Staten Island's lakes and ponds as they appeared decades ago, some even dating back to the early 1920s.

Cameron's Pond, Grasmere circa 1920s.
Cameron's Pond, Grasmere circa 1920s.
Photo: SILive
Jacks Pond, located in Great Kills, was to be drained by borough president's engineers plan.
Jacks Pond, located in Great Kills, was to be drained by borough president's engineers plan.
Photo: SILive
A section of the building site where workmen cut down dozens of trees to make way for two homes, planned on the edge of Jack's Pond on Ramble Rd. in Great Kills.
A section of the building site where workmen cut down dozens of trees to make way for two homes, planned on the edge of Jack's Pond on Ramble Rd. in Great Kills.
Photo: SILive
Clove Lake, Staten Island. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Clove Lake, Staten Island. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Photo: SILive
The picture was taken from the site of the concrete dam at the out flow of the pond looking South West toward Amboy Road. The buildings visible in the background in the center of the picture are 3892 and 3888 Amboy Road. Photo circa April 1947.
The picture was taken from the site of the concrete dam at the out flow of the pond looking South West toward Amboy Road. The buildings visible in the background in the center of the picture are 3892 and 3888 Amboy Road. Photo circa April 1947.
Photo: SILive
The lake, also known as Arbutus Lake in Huguenot Park -- formerly Richmond Beach. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
The lake, also known as Arbutus Lake in Huguenot Park -- formerly Richmond Beach. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Photo: SILive
A brook near Britton's Mill Pond on Staten Island. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
A brook near Britton's Mill Pond on Staten Island. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Photo: SILive
Alice and Victor Crocco on Brady's Pond in the late 1940s. (Photo courtesy of Adrienne Ferretti)
Alice and Victor Crocco on Brady's Pond in the late 1940s. (Photo courtesy of Adrienne Ferretti)
Photo: SILive
Seguines Pond in Annadale circa 1925. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Seguines Pond in Annadale circa 1925. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Photo: SILive
Cameron's pond in Grasmere, Circa 1981.
Cameron's pond in Grasmere, Circa 1981.
Photo: SILive
Clove Lake View, New Brighton, Staten Island. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Clove Lake View, New Brighton, Staten Island. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Photo: SILive
Seguine's Pond in Annadale circa 1925.(From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Seguine's Pond in Annadale circa 1925.(From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Photo: SILive
Woodland Pond at Old Hankey Place on Todt Hill Road. Photo circa 1937. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Woodland Pond at Old Hankey Place on Todt Hill Road. Photo circa 1937. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Photo: SILive
Reeds Valley, Staten Island circa 1937. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Reeds Valley, Staten Island circa 1937. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Photo: SILive
Arbutus Lake circa 1924. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Arbutus Lake circa 1924. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Photo: SILive
Pond near the Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island, circa 1937. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Pond near the Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island, circa 1937. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Photo: SILive
Brooks Falls on Staten Island. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Brooks Falls on Staten Island. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Photo: SILive
Eltingville circa 1939. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Eltingville circa 1939. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Photo: SILive
Brooks Falls on Staten Island. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Brooks Falls on Staten Island. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Photo: SILive
Brady's Pond circa 1937. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Brady's Pond circa 1937. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Photo: SILive
Flagg Pond, Staten Island circa 1938. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Flagg Pond, Staten Island circa 1938. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Photo: SILive
Arbutus Lake circa 1917. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Arbutus Lake circa 1917. (From the Collection of the Staten Island Museum)
Photo: SILive

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