Morgan Playground

E 168 St bet. Park Av and Washington Av


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

This playground, located in the Bronx neighborhood of Morrisania, honors Edward Denison Morgan (1811-1883), a 19th century New York State politician. Born in Washington, Massachusetts and raised in Connecticut, Morgan was a 25 year-old grocery clerk when he left Hartford and came to New York City with enterprising hopes in the grocery business. Along with two friends, A.D Pomeroy and Morris Earle, Morgan opened a wholesale grocery store named Morris and Earle. The trio was forced to declare bankruptcy within a year, but Morgan was resilient, and soon crafted a successful business career as a banker.

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