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Freeman Triangle

Freeman St, Longfellow Av, W Farms Rd

Bronx

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

Freeman Triangle is named for a mid-19th century Bronx academic, Norman K. Freeman. Dr. Freeman was a visiting physician at St. John’s College, now known as Fordham University, from 1845 through 1850. Freeman left St. John’s College to found the Union School in 1853 and began his long tenure as a member of the Bronx Board of Education that same year. In 1854, he left the Union School to become clerk at the Board of Education, a position that he held for the next twenty years. While serving there, Freeman strongly supported New York City’s annexation of West Farms and Morrisania. He recognized that these areas were becoming densely populated due to their proximity to Manhattan, and were thus becoming closely stitched to the City. While in the Bronx, Freeman lived in a mansion at 1534 West Farms Road. He moved out in 1891, dying soon after. A nearby road was renamed Freeman Street after his death.

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Freeman Triangle Weather

  • Mon
    Light Snow
    29°F
  • Tue
    Heavy Snow
    26°F
  • Wed
    Mostly Sunny
    27°F
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
    30°F

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