Day 354

Ruins by the parkway

December 18th, 2012



Perhaps a remnant of the old Lorillard estate — the Lorillards started what is now the Lorillard Tobacco Company (which makes Newport and Kent cigarettes, among others) in 1760, building a still-standing snuff mill down by the Bronx River in the 1840s — this little overlook now sits alone in the woods just off the Bronx River Parkway.

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  1. Wayne Cahilly says:

    This is the balustrade for “the Education Pavilion” built by the Botanical Garden when our boundary went all the way to Bronx Park East. There were once pillars and a roof, and it overlooked Long Lake, now the bed of the parkway.

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