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Longfellow Park

Longfellow Ave., Lowell St., E. 165 St.

Bronx

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

This Bronx garden honors one of the most notable American poets of the 19th century, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).

Born in Portland, Massachusetts (now Maine), Henry Longfellow graduated from Bowdoin College in 1825. After graduation he spent several years in Europe learning French, Spanish, and Italian. In 1829, he returned to Bowdoin to take a professorship of modern languages, where he edited textbooks, wrote essays on foreign literature, and translated vast amounts of poetry and prose. In 1835, Longfellow visited Germany and became enchanted by the German Romanticist movement, a literary fusion of philosophy, poetry, and politics aimed at exploring human emotion. Some of Longfellow’s most memorable works are Voices of the Night (1840Α), Hyperion (1840Α), Evangeline (1847) and The Song of Hiawatha (1855). He died on March 4, 1882.

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Longfellow Park Weather

  • Wed
    Scattered Sprinkles
    60°F
  • Thu
    Patchy Fog then Partly Sunny
    65°F
  • Fri
    Chance Light Rain and Areas Fog
    57°F
  • Sat
    Chance Light Rain then Rain Likely
    63°F

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