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Harvey Gridley Eastman 6



Less successful was Harvey's creation of Eastman Park, modeled on Washington Square in New York City. The row of houses has been refurbished recently. Houses were not built on the other three sides of the park. However, Garfield Place, overlooking the park still is the site of many elegant houses.

Harvey had another dream: a railroad bridge across the Hudson River. While a member of the New York State Assembly he sponsored a bill to authorize the construction for such a bridge. In 1873, he had an ceremony to lay the cornerstone for the eastern tower along the Hudson. The bridge did not become a reality until thirteen years after his untimely death.


Richard Foy

Date Created

September and October 2012