Hancock Park (.067 acres)
This is a very small park (and the gates are closed, so that you can’t enter but there are no benches to relax, anyway). It’s named after Winfield Scott Hancock (1824-1886). He was a leader in the Civil War. and ran for President in 1880 but lost the election to James A. Garfield. The bronze portrait bust was created by James Wilson Alexander MacDonald, a sculptor of Civil War Heroes. The torso of the statue is bare except for a wide sash across the left should, which signifies military honor. The land was name after Hancock in 1886 and dedicated on December 30, 1893. It’s easy to miss this place or pass by without noticing it. However, when the flowers are in bloom here, it is nice to stop and admire them.
*I took these photos in early October 2012 and didn’t get a chance to post them