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Macneil Park

Poppenhusen Ave. bet. 115 St. and College Pl.

Queens

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

The history of the Hermon A. MacNeil Park and the history of the College Point neighborhood are closely linked. In 1835 Reverend William Augustus Muhlenberg purchased 134 acres of land in the area as the site of a new Episcopal seminary. Due to the financial Panic of 1837, plans for an expensive stone school building were abandoned. Muhlenberg’s sister, Mrs. Rogers, purchased the remaining stone for her own mansion, and a new frame building rose on the school’s masonry foundation. St. Paul’s College (for which College Point is named) opened in 1839 and closed about ten years later.

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    Macneil Park Weather

    • Fri
      Partly Sunny
      63°F
    • Sat
      Chance Showers
      67°F
    • Sun
      Mostly Sunny
      62°F
    • Mon
      Mostly Sunny
      62°F

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