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Historic Walking Tour of the Neighborhoods of Foxhurst and Hunts Point

Sunday, December 8, 2013

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.

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These two neighborhoods straddling the west bank of the southern end of the Bronx River were already developed when the City of New York annexed the eastern portion of the Bronx in 1895. They both have a link in Bronx history dating back to colonial times when wealthy Quaker merchant William Fox was a local landowner who married into the Leggett family, also large landowners in Hunts Point. Today, Foxhurst and Hunts Point are bustling commercial areas where remnants of the past remain to tell a compelling story. Bronx Co. Historical Society Educator Angel Hernandez will start the tour on the southwest corner of Southern Boulevard and Westchester Avenue.
Take the #2 or #5 train to Simpson Street and local buses #4, #5, #11, #19 and #27.


Westchester Avenue and Southern Boulevard Accessible
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Each tour costs $10 for BCHS members, $15 for non-members

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Bronx Co. Historical Society

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(718) 881-8900

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