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Augustus Heckscher Gate Posts map_it

  • Description: 2 gateposts, incised letters
  • Materials: Deer Isle granite
  • Dedicated: 1936
  • Inscription: LEFT: HECKSCHER PLAYGROUND / OPENED 1924 / IMPROVED 1936

    RIGHT: A GIFT TO / THE CHILDREN OF / NEW YORK CITY / BY / AUGUST
    HECKSCHER

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

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