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Bronx River Parkway Reservation, The Bronx to Kensico Dam, White Plains, Westchester County, NY

Bronx River Parkway Reservation, The Bronx to Kensico Dam, White Plains, Westchester County, NY



Significance: The Bronx River Parkway Reservation was the first public parkway designed explicitly for automobile use. The project began as an environmental restoration and park development initiative that aimed to transform the heavily polluted Bronx River into an attractive linear park connecting New York City's Bronx Park with New York City's Kensico Dam and reservoir. With the addition of a parkway drive the project became a pioneering example of modern motorway development. It combined beauty, safety, and efficiency by reducing the number of dangerous intersections, limiting access from surrounding streets and businesses, and surrounding motorists in a broad swath of landscaped greenery.

Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N912
Survey number: HAER NY-327
Building/structure dates: 1907-1925 Initial Construction



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Stoughton, Charles
Grant, Madison
Cannon, James G
Thayer, J Warren
Niles, William
Downer, Jay
Merkel, Hermann W
Clarke, Gilmore
Carrere & Hastings
Hoppin & Koen
Delano & Aldrich
Schwiers Coal Company
Mosler Company
Bucyrus Corporation
Crownbar Construction Company
Russell R Ames Incorporated
Louis J Sieling
JF Cogan Company Contractors
F Gradwohl Engineering & Contracting Company
UGI Contracting
Phillips & Worthington
Triest Contracting Company
James Sudgen Company
Del Balso Construction Company
Yonkers Contracting Corporation
Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas Inc
Bethell, Frank
Holleran, Leslie
Hayden, Arthur G
Folger, Tanya, field team project manager
Andow, Brandon, field team
Ramaswamy, Kamalahasan, field team
Buczek, Karolina, landscape architect
Marston, Christopher, project manager
Christianson, Justine, transmitter
Davis, Tim, historian
Duensing, Dawn, historian
Haas, David, photographer


White Plains (N.Y.)41.03399, -73.76291
Google Map of 41.03398620000001, -73.7629097


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