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Francis Lewis Playground

Francis Lewis Blvd., 201 St. bet. 42 Ave. and Station Rd.

Queens

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

This park honors Francis Lewis (1713-1802), an early American merchant, patriot, and co-signer of the Declaration of Independence. Born in Llandaff, Wales, Lewis became an orphan at a young age. He completed a merchant apprenticeship in London, then traveled to America in 1738. The entrepreneur established a successful trading company in both New York City and Philadelphia, and grew rich from supplying goods to British troops during the French and Indian War (1755-1763). In 1745, Lewis married Elizabeth Annesley, the sister of a business partner. Having accumulated great wealth, Lewis retired from trade in 1765 and moved to Whitestone, New York.

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Francis Lewis Playground Weather

  • Sun
    Mostly Sunny
    54°F
  • Mon
    Showers Likely
    70°F
  • Tue
    Mostly Sunny
    54°F
  • Wed
    Rain Likely
    40°F

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