King Mansion Plaque
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- Location: Jamaica Avenue and 150th Street
- Description: Plaque on exterior wall
- Materials: Bronze
- Dimensions: H: 15" W: 24" D: ½"
- Donor: DPR
- Inscription: CITY OF NEW YORK / DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, BOROUGH OF QUEENS / THE
KING MANSION / BUILT 1750 / HOME OF RUFUS KING, WHO SERVED HIS
STATE AND / COUNTRY WITH HONOR AND DISTINCTION AS DELEGATE / TO THE
CONTINENTAL CONGRESS 1784, 1785, 1786, U.S. / SENATOR FROM NEW
YORK 1789-1796, MINISTER TO / ENGLAND 1796-1803, 1825-1826, UNDER
WASHINGTON, ADAMS AND JEFFERSON. RETURNED TO SENATE 1813./
RE-ELECTED FOR FOURTH TERM 1819. / ALSO HOME OF JOHN ALSOP KING,
SON OF RUFUS / KING, ELECTED TO CONGRESS 1848. GOVERNOR OF NEW/
YOUR 1857-1859, WHO DIED HERE JULY 7, 1867.
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