Steinmann Triangle

Skillman Ave., Roosevelt Ave. bet. 55 St. and 56 St.


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

This triangle honors Charles J. Steinmann, who died in World War I. Steinmann grew up at 109 Greenpoint Avenue, in Woodside, and served in Company F of the 321st Infantry Division. He died of pneumonia on November 1, 1918, just ten days before the Armistice.

The town of Newtown purchased most of this land from Abraham Lott on March 21, 1893. It was intended as part of the site for a new public school. On New Year’s Day of 1898, however, the consolidation of the City of New York rendered this city property. The rest of the land, the area in the apex of the triangle, was acquired by the city in 1927.

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