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Poppenhusen Park

College Pl., College Pt. Blvd., bet. 11 Ave. and 12 Ave.

Queens

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

Conrad Poppenhusen (1818-1883), entrepreneur and philanthropist, was born in Hamburg, Germany on April 1, 1818. After working as a whalebone buyer for a merchant in Europe, Poppenhusen moved to the United States in 1843 to set up a whalebone processing plant on the Brooklyn waterfront. In 1852, he obtained a license from Charles Goodyear to manufacture hard rubber goods, and he moved his firm to a farming village in what is now Queens.

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Poppenhusen Park Weather

  • Thu
    Mostly Sunny
    60°F
  • Fri
    Partly Sunny
    56°F
  • Sat
    Rain Likely
    55°F
  • Sun
    Partly Sunny
    49°F

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