Day 14

Empty ballfield

January 13th, 2012

In this park once stood a stone mansion, built in the 1840s, that Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia used as his summer City Hall in 1937. The mansion was torn down a couple of years later, and in 1966 the park was renamed for the late Hermon Atkins MacNeil, a sculptor and former resident of College Point whose best-known work is the Standing Liberty quarter.


  1. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Matt how do you know all this stuff? Interesting for sure. Wonder why they tore down the mansion?

  2. Karen Too says:

    While I love a good park, it’s a shame about the mansion.

    Find any of those rare, valuable quarters in the park, Matt? ;-)

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