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Rufus King Park

King Mansion Plaque map_it

  • Location: Jamaica Avenue and 150th Street
  • Description: Plaque on exterior wall
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 15" W: 24" D: ½"
  • Donor: DPR
  • Inscription: CITY OF NEW YORK / DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, BOROUGH OF QUEENS / THE
    KING MANSION / BUILT 1750 / HOME OF RUFUS KING, WHO SERVED HIS
    STATE AND / COUNTRY WITH HONOR AND DISTINCTION AS DELEGATE / TO THE
    CONTINENTAL CONGRESS 1784, 1785, 1786, U.S. / SENATOR FROM NEW
    YORK 1789-1796, MINISTER TO / ENGLAND 1796-1803, 1825-1826, UNDER
    WASHINGTON, ADAMS AND JEFFERSON. RETURNED TO SENATE 1813./
    RE-ELECTED FOR FOURTH TERM 1819. / ALSO HOME OF JOHN ALSOP KING,
    SON OF RUFUS / KING, ELECTED TO CONGRESS 1848. GOVERNOR OF NEW/
    YOUR 1857-1859, WHO DIED HERE JULY 7, 1867.

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

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