Spargo Park

BQE bet. 43 Ave. and Queens Blvd.


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

George E. Spargo (1903-1987) served as the executive officer of former Parks Commissioner Robert Moses (1889-1981), and was one of the “Moses Men” until his career ended abruptly in 1964. Spargo was born in Westerly, Rhode Island and received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the University of Rhode Island in 1926. Two years later he moved to New York and lived at 71-40 Juno Street in Forest Hills, Queens with his wife, Madeline, and daughter, Patricia. Spargo was renowned as Moses’s favorite aide. He was one of the few associates with whom Moses would directly interact, and he and Moses were not only professionally close, but also personally; Spargo introduced Moses to his second wife.

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