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Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech

Weeping Beech Tree Landmark Plaque map_it

  • Location: 37 Avenue and Bowne Street
  • Description: Plaque with small circular medallion attached at top, mounted on boulder
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Cast: ca. 1972
  • Dedicated: 1972
  • Donor: The New York Community Trust
  • Inscription: DESIGNATED LANDMARK / NEW YORK CITY / THE WEEPING BEECH TREE / THIS HUGE AND ANCIENT TREE HAS GROWN FROM A / CUTTING WHICH SAMUEL PARSONS BROUGHT FROM BELGIUM / AND PLANTED HERE IN 1847. THE SHELTERING BRANCHES / HAVE A SPREAD OF 85 FEET AND ARE SUPPORTED BY A TRUNK / 14 FEET IN CIRCUMFERENCE WHICH RISES TO A HEIGHT OF / 65 FEET. SAMUEL PARSONS, A FLUSHING NURSERYMAN, SUPPLIED / MANY OF THE ORIGINAL TREES AND SHRUBS IN CENTRAL PARK / IN MANHATTAN AND PROSPECT PARK IN BROOKLYN. / PLAQUE PROVIDED BY THE NEW YORK COMMUNITY TRUST, 1972 /

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Historic HousesBowne House

The Bowne House, located at Weeping Beech Park, is being closed to reconstruct the roof, exterior facades and do structural work to the building.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2014

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