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Edward Robinson Squibb

1819-1900

 
 
Edward Robinson Squibb plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 17, 2017
1. Edward Robinson Squibb plaque
Inscription.  
This park is named in honor of Edward Robinson Squibb M.D. one of the founders of modern American medical chemistry and a pioneer in the building of a pharmaceutical industry in the United States. His first small laboratory, opened in 1858, was located just a short distance from this site.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 40° 42.055′ N, 73° 59.73′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Columbia Place north of Cranberry Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Squibb Park, Brooklyn NY 11201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eagle Warehouse (about 800 feet away); Walt Whitman (about 800 feet away); Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fulton Street Pier (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brookland Ferry Landing
Squibb Park image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 17, 2017
2. Squibb Park
The plaque is out of sight on the granite wall.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); No. 1 Front Street Conversion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Stirling (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Regarding Edward Robinson Squibb. Squibb's company is now part of Bristol-Myers-Squibb.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Thing and The Big Boss. A Squibb family history. (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. The Life and Death of the Squibb Bridge,. "Forgotten New York" entry. (Submitted on December 6, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
A young Edward Robinson Squibb image. Click for full size.
The Thing and the Boss, Unknown
3. A young Edward Robinson Squibb
The original Squibb lab image. Click for full size.
The Thing and the Boss, Unknown
4. The original Squibb lab
Now the empty lot next to the park with Squibb Bridge supports.
The Squibb plant, later The Watchtower building image. Click for full size.
By Brooklyn History, 1962
5. The Squibb plant, later The Watchtower building
To the Squibb Park Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 17, 2017
6. To the Squibb Park Bridge
The park is best known for the ill-fated bouncing bridge connecting this park with Brooklyn Bridge Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 6, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
 
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Mar. 6, 2021