Rosemont: Southern plantation style house. 200 ft. above 26th Ave. and midway between 14th and 18th St.
Smith, Stratton & Co. were varnish makers and removed their plant from Second Ave., N.Y. to here about 1830 and in 1856 to Hunter's Point. The house was converted into an apartment house in this century. - Vincent Seyfried
"The Benner Mansion, occupied for many years by the late Robert Benner, a prominent New York lawyer, is another superb place. Mr. Benner was an enthusiast in floriculture and arboriculture. The beautiful gardens contain many specimens of rare trees and shrubs while the flower beds, chrysanthemums and rose houses have wide renown. The cultivation of these flowers was Mr. Benner's delight and he added many new specimens by propagation and cultivation to the world's knowledge. He named his house "Rosemont!" and the name was appropriate. Mrs. Benner resides in the old home, and as her love for flowers equals that of her late husband, the place is still superbly kept up. Mr. Benner's sons, Willis and Charles, are the law firm of Benner & Benner of Wall St. They both live in Astoria, the former in the old homestead and Charles in the former house of the late Joshua Lathrop, the old New York flour merchant." - New York Times, July 12, 1896
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