New York City – Samuel J. Tilden

Contemporary with Mr. Hewitt was his neighbor, Samuel J. Tilden, who, as Governor of the State, and almost as President of the United States, has given the Park its greatest political distinction. During that most critical period in the history of the United States, when the election of Tilden or Hayes hung in the balance,… Read More »

New York City – John Bigelow

Tilden was fortunate in having as his biographer, his friend and neighbor, John Bigelow, who knew him well, and appreciated all his fine qualities. Mr. Bigelow was one of Tilden’s executors and was the last survivor of the group of men who made the Park famous during the last century. He lived at No. 21… Read More »