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Forgotten Tour #151: Westchester Square, The Bronx

September 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Visit the heart of what used to be the county seat of Westchester County before it became the Bronx, and see ancient cemeteries, libraries and a churchyard featuring remains of colonial settlers. Then we’ll walk through Unionport to see some historic structures — some of which have hidden secrets of the area’s past hidden in plain sight — and finish with a look at Parkchester and its unique terra cotta work.

WHEN: Sunday, September 8, 12 NOON; tour begins shortly after

WHERE: Meet at the Chair monument in Westchester Square, shown above. Take the #6 train to the Westchester Square stop. Note: train schedules may change on weekends.

HOW MUCH: $20; $15 for Greater Astoria Historical Society members

HOW LONG: approximately 2.5 hours

TERRAIN: Mostly flat, uneven in cemetery. Rain or shine, within reason. Steady heavy rain or storms will postpone. We walk in light rain or showers.

RSVP: info@astorialic.org or kevinjudewalsh@gmail.com. Walkups welcome.

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September 8, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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