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Gretta Moulton Gate

  • Location: Nevada Avenue entrance
  • Sculptor: Bradford M. Greene
  • Description: Gate of two leaves with openwork pattern, hung on two piers, with plaque mounted on one of the piers
  • Materials: Gate--black molded steel; piers--dry stone with concrete core; plaque--bronze (?)
  • Dimensions: gate w 16' (total); each leaf h 6'9" x w 7'7½"; each pier h 7' tapering to 3' x l 10' x d 1'6" (all approximate)
  • Cast: 1995
  • Dedicated: November 18, 1995
  • Donor: Greenbelt Conservancy
  • Inscription: GRETTA MOULTON GATE / GRETTA MOULTON WAS A HEROINE OF THE / ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT THAT SAVED / HIGH ROCK PARK IN 1965. AN INSPIRED / LEADER OF EARLY EFFORTS TO PRESERVE / THE GREENBELT, SHE WAS ALSO A TRUSTEE / OF THE STATEN ISLAND INSTITUTE OF ARTS / AND SCIENCES AND THE FOUNDER OF THE / FRIENDS OF HIGH ROCK. THIS PARKLAND / AFFIRMS IN PERPETUITY THE PROFOUND / EFFECT OF HER DEVOTION TO CONSERVATION / OF OUR NATURAL RESOURCES. / DESIGN: BRADFORD M. GREENE / ERECTED BY: PHILIP LLOYD RAMPULLA / NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION / HENRY J. STERN, COMMISSIONER / DEDICATED FALL 1995 BY: / THE GREENBELT CONSERVANCY, INC. /

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