Warrensburg in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Warrensburgh Bicentennial Garden
The Bicentennial Garden in Marcus Brice Park was created to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Town of Warrensburgh. Pear trees define the garden’s perimeter on one side and a large planting bed containing blue and gold perennials and scrubs (Town colors) on the other. Bench seating placed in the interior allows people to sit, relax, and relive a part of Warrensburgh history.
The McNutt Fountain, the focal point of the garden, was once located at the intersection of Main, Hudson and Elm Streets, across from the future site of the landmark Floyd Bennett Bandstand. A gift from a prominent Warrensburgh native, Randolph McNutt, the cast iron drinking fountain for man and beast was connected to the Warrensburgh water
Warrensburgh Beautification Inc. (WBI), a non-profit organization formed in 1984 to preserve, revitalize and beautify the Town of Warrensburgh, was involved with the effort to save, restore and return the fountain to the community since the late 1980’s, and started planning the garden in 2013. Others who contributed time, money and talent toward the completion of the garden include Fred Witz, Warrensburg Car Care; landscape architect John Franchini, local artist Mary Leonard and the Town of Warrensburg.
The Bicentennial Garden is dedicated to the memory of Warrensburgh native and successful business woman Lenore Smith. A founding board member of WBI, Lenore as a champion of architectural historic
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work.
Location. 43° 29.885′ N, 73° 47.08′ W. Marker is in Warrensburg, New York, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Hudson Street and Park Street, on the right when traveling west on Hudson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warrensburg NY 12885, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dedicated to All Veterans (here, next to this marker); Dedicated in Honor (approx. ¼ mile away); Floyd Bennett Memorial (approx. half a mile away); The Town of Warrensburgh (approx. half a mile away); Trolley Power (approx. 0.7 miles away); Warrensburg (approx. 0.9 miles away); Charles R. Bishop Childhood Home (approx. 2½ miles away); James Cameron (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warrensburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.