New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Volunteer of America Centennial Rose Garden
Dedicated March 8, 1996
In Memory of Founders
Maud and Ballington Booth
who established Volunteers of America in New York City as a Christian human services organization
March 8, 1896
“It is not enough to provide economic security and material comfort. Those who strive for man’s betterment must seek it first by touching the spirit.”
This garden is a gift of the Volunteers of America on the occasion of their 100th year service and is made possible through the generosity and support of the staff board and friends of Volunteers of America.
Volunteers of America
Erected 1996 by Volunteers of America.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical date for this entry is March 8, 1896.
Location. 40° 47.303′ N, 73° 58.9′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Riverside Drive near West 84th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Riverside Park, New York NY 10024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this markerWarsaw Ghetto Memorial Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); American Memorial to Six Million Jews of Europe (within shouting distance of this marker); Sergei Vassilevich Rachmaninoff (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Saxony (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dorothy Parker (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Herman "Babe" Ruth (approx. ¼ mile away); Where Poe Wrote “The Raven” (approx. ¼ mile away); Where Poe wrote The Raven (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. This garden is completely undocumented. There is no mention of it on either the NYC Parks or Riverside Park Conservancy sites, and there are no photographs of it to be found. At the time of the visit, it was totally neglected.
Also see . . .
1. Volunteers of America. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on April 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Ballington Booth. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on April 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
3. Ballington Booth. Find A Grave entry (Submitted on April 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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