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Sign, Botanical Gardens - NYC 2002

Here's the text of this sign:

Pursuant to an act of legislature passed April 19, 1883 Mayor Franklin Edson appointed the following commission to select and locate lands for public parks in the 23rd and 24th wards of the City of New York and in the vicinity thereof:

Luther R. Marsh, President - Louis Fitzgerald - Waldo Hutchins - Charles L. Tiffany - George W. McLean - William W. Niles - Thomas J. Crombie

The commission appointed John Mullaly, Secretary and James C. Lane, Engineer.

The commission recommended that the several tracts of land embraced under the following titles be appropriated for the recreation and enjoyment of the inhabitants of New York:

VAN CORTLANDT PARK

PELHAM BAY PARK

BRONX PARK

CROTONA PARK

CLAREMONT PARK

ST. MARY'S PARK

MOSHOLU PARKWAY

BRONX & PELHAM PARKWAY

CROTONA PARKWAY

Erected by

The Bronx Society of Arts & Sciences

MCMXIII

 

 

I offer several Bronx photographs as Note Cards here

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