Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Few Notable Green-Wood Residents

 DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828), United States Senator (1802-1803), three time Mayor of New York City (1803-1807, 1808-1810, 1811-1815) and two time Governor of New York (1817-1822, 1825-1828).

 Horace Greeley (1811-1872), politician, newspaper editor and founder of the New-York Tribune.

 The Steinway family mausoleum.  Included are Henry E. Steinway (1797-1871), founder of Steinway & Sons, piano makers, and his son William Steinway (1835-1896).


HalfPuddingHalfSauce said...

Isn't LC Tiffany interned here?

Zach said...

Yep...and he has a nondescript headstone. Not what you might expect.

Old Grey Dog said...

The best time to visit Green-Wood is approaching. From late October to late November, on a clear day, the monuments and mausoleums seem to stand out in sharper detail. The grass has had a chance to restore itself and is lush and neatly trimed; remaining oak leaves are still evident on trees and nestled here and there in corners to add a bit of color to the scene. Those rows of older mausolelums set into the hillsides, such as along Edge Hill Path ( near Cypress Avenue ), beg for closer inspection by leisurely strollers. It was along Edge Hill Path that I encountered a family of felines that had set up housekeeping atop one of the tombs. They didn't mind having their picture taken any more than that red-tailed hawk, spotted by Zach, did !

l'il gay boy said...

Head south from Sassafras & Vine to Locust & you'll find the Catacombs; there was a time you could go in without being escorted.

The view from Myrtle Path in fall is also stunning.