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Andrew Haswell Green Memorial
In Honor Of Andrew Haswell Green, 1820 - 1903.
Directing genius of Central Park in its formative period.
Father of Greater New York, this eminence was named Andrew H. Green Hill.
These five symbolical trees were planted and this seat was erected.
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
Location. 40° 47.708′ N, 73° 57.253′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from East Drive near East 106th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Central Park, New York NY 10029, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mount Saint Vincent (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Before There Was a Park (about 600 feet away); Fort Clinton: On Top of Manhattan (about 600 feet away); McGown's Pass (about 600 feet away); A View From the Road (about 600 feet away); The Vanderbilt GateMaria Callas Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Museum of the City of New York (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this memorial. The memorial was badly in need of care.
Regarding Andrew Haswell Green Memorial. Dedicated to the “Father of New York City” in 1929, this stone bench honors Andrew Haswell Green who played a pivotal role in both the creation of Central Park and the history of New York City. The bench was originally at east side of East Drive, but was moved c. 1976 to the west side of East Drive at 106th Street and five new maple trees were planted for the NYC centennial in 1998.
The original Andrew H. Green Hill is now a compost heap.
Also see . . .
1. Andrew Haswell Green. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on October 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Central Park - Andrew Haswell Green. Official NYC parks description. (Submitted on October 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
3. Andrew Haswell Green, Unsung Hero of Central Park’s Creation. Untapped New York entry. (Submitted on October 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 2. submitted on May 27, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 3. submitted on October 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.