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Tompkinsville Park

Daniel D. Tompkins map_it

  • Sculptor: Allen G. Newman
  • Description: Tablet with text
  • Materials: Bronze, natural granite boulder
  • Dimensions: H: 1'8" W: 1'6"; Boulder H: 40" W: 40"
  • Dedicated: June 21, 1932
  • Inscription: DANIEL D. TOMPKINS / 1774-1825 / GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK 1807-1817 / VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 1817-1825 / AND A RESIDENT OF STATEN ISLAND. / AMONG MANY MERITORIOUS ACTS HE AIDED THE / PASSAGE OF THE LAW ABOLISHING SLAVERY WITHIN / THE STATE, ADDED TO THE FORTIFICATIONS AT THE / NARROWS DURING THE WAR OF 1812; FOUNDED THE / VILLAGE OF TOMPKINSVILLE; LAID OUT THE RICHMOND / TURNPIKE; GAVE THE LAND ON WHICH THE / DUTCH REFORM CHURCH WAS BUILT AND ESTABLISHED / THE FIRST STEAMBOAT FERRY FROM STATEN ISLAND. / IN 1824 HE AND DR. VAN PELT ENTERTAINED / GENERAL LAFAYETTE ON STATEN ISLAND / ERECTED BY / RICHMOND BOROUGH / GEORGE WASHINGTON BICENTENNIAL COMMISSION / JUNE 21, 1932 /

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