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Arrochar, Staten Island

Arrochar

This area was the site of a Lenape encampment.
St. Joseph Hill Convent and Academy
New York Public Library

The name Arrochar comes from the estate of William W. MacFarland, a Wall Street attorney, in the 1840s who named the area for his home village of Arrochar in Scotland. The house of the MacFarland estate is now part of St. Joseph Hill Academy.

St. George bound platform of the Arrochar Station (1943)
Gary Owen

Arrochar featured a stop on Staten Island Rapid Transit's South Beach Branch until 1953. The train station was located at Major Avenue. The tracks have since been removed and are now the site of housing.

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