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. 

 

Paz

 

*I took these photos in early October 2012 and didn’t get a chance to post them

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses

  1. A wonderful park! Squirrels are so cute.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    January 19, 2013 at 5:44 am

    • Hi Rosa: Squirrels are cute, indeed!

      Paz :)

      January 21, 2013 at 12:19 am

  2. I immediately scanned through the text, to see if it really is that green in New York city right now! ;-)

    Beautiful green oasis!

    January 19, 2013 at 9:25 am

    • Hi Merisi: LOL! That was smart of you. I love when the park is nice and colorful during the spring, summer and even fall seasons.

      Paz

      January 21, 2013 at 12:24 am

  3. Interesting history Paz, and I just adore the wrought iron posts and fencing. I think of the workers who forged them and the designer who designed them. fascinating.

    January 22, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    • Hi Rose: Interesting history, indeed! I’m always fascinated to find it out. :-)

      Paz

      January 23, 2013 at 8:59 pm

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