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Fort Tryon Park

Fort Tryon Park Tablet map_it

  • Location: In retaining wall at stairs leading up to Linden Terrace
  • Sculptor: T.F. Mc Gann
  • Description: Tablet
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 2'1 ½" W: 1'11"
  • Dedicated: 1935
  • Donor: John D. Rockefeller Jr.
  • Inscription: FORT TRYON PARK / THIS HISTORIC AREA / AND ITS SURROUNDINGS / WERE DEVELOPED AND / PRESENTED TO THE / PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF / NEW YORK IN 1935 BY / JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER, JR. / THE ADJACENT HILLTOP / AN OUTPOST OF FORT / WASHINGTON WAS GAL / LANTLY DEFENDED IN / NOVEMBER 1776 BY THE / MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA / REGIMENT. AFTER ITS / CAPTURE IT WAS NAMED / FORT TRYON IN HONOR / OF THE LAST ENGLISH CIVIL / GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK /

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The path and stairs in Fort Tryon Park that lead to the Cloisters are currently under reconstruction. The fencing and lighting along the pathway will also be reconstructed and upgraded.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2015

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