Moore Homestead Playground

Broadway., 82 St., 45 Ave.

Queens

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

What was here before?

In the mid-1600s Captain Samuel Moore (1645-1717) was granted eighty acres of land in the area to recognize the efforts of his father, Reverend John Moore (1620-1657), in arranging the purchase of Newtown from the Mespeatches tribe. Captain Moore built a house here in 1661, and the property was handed down to generations of his descendants. During the Revolutionary War, the British General William Howe (1729-1814) made his Long Island headquarters at the homestead.

How did this site become a playground?

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