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Joseph Rodman Drake Park

Joseph Rodman Drake map_it

  • Location: Hunts Point to Longfellow Avenue
  • Description: Monolith on square pedestal, with plaque
  • Materials: Bronze, marble
  • Dimensions: H: 8' W: 2' D: 2'; Plaque H: 2' W: 1'3"
  • Dedicated: 1915
  • Foundry: Tiffany Studio
  • Donor: Gift
  • Inscription: SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF JOSEPH R. DRAKE M.D. WHO DIED SEPT. 21, 1820, AGE 25. NON KNEW HIM. BUT TO LOVE HIM NOR NAMED HIM. BUT
    TO PRAISE HIM.

    RENOVATED BY THE ROWSON LIBRARY UNION JULY25,1891.

    JOSEPH RODMAN DRAKE
    1795-1820
    GREEN BE THE TURF ABOVE THEE FRIEND OF MY BETTER DAYS
    NONE KNEW THEE BUT TO LOVE THEE
    NORNAMED THEE BUT TO PRAISE
    FITZ-GREENE HALLECK

    ERECTED BY / THE BRONX SOCIETY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES / MAY 29, 1915 /

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