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Augustus Heckscher Gate Posts

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  • 2 gateposts, incised letters
  • 2 gateposts, incised letters
  • Location: Heckscher Playground entrance
  • Description: 2 gateposts, incised letters
  • Materials: Deer Isle granite
  • Dedicated: 1936
  • Inscription: LEFT: HECKSCHER PLAYGROUND / OPENED 1924 / IMPROVED 1936

    RIGHT: A GIFT TO / THE CHILDREN OF / NEW YORK CITY / BY / AUGUST
    HECKSCHER

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