Jerome Park

Goulden Av bet. W 205 St and Sedgwick Av


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

Jerome Park is located next to the Jerome Park Reservoir and between the Bronx High School of Science and Lehman College, two of the Bronx’s most important educational institutions. This park is named after Leonard W. Jerome (1817-1891), a prominent and wealthy Brooklyn citizen. He was a successful stock speculator, making and losing several fortunes and, in the process, earning the nickname “King of Wall Street.” He was also the principal owner of The New York Times for several years, the founder of the American Academy of Music, and the maternal grandfather of Sir Winston Churchill.

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