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Little Claremont Park

Claremont Pkwy bet. Park Av and Washington Av

Bronx

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

The neighborhood of Claremont derives its name from a mansion that once stood in what is now Claremont Park. The park was originally part of the old Morris family estate, established in 1679. Aware of encroaching suburban development with the arrival of the New York and Harlem River Railroad, Gouverneur Morris II (1813-1888) auctioned off much of his land in 1848. Newlyweds Elliott Zborowski de Montsaulain and Anna Bathgate acquired a parcel in the northern portion of the former Morris property soon after. Anna had grown up on the neighboring Bathgate estate, which now constitutes Crotona Park.

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Little Claremont Park Weather

  • Thu
    Morning Frost
    51°F
  • Fri
    Partly Sunny
    53°F
  • Sat
    Mostly Sunny
    61°F
  • Sun
    Mostly Sunny
    60°F

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