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, […]

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 […]

New York City – Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was an Old New Yorker in the best sense of the word. His family for generations were New Yorkers, and they were not citizens only but citizens who, in each generation, took an active and important part in the affairs of the city and of the state. Going back to pre-revolutionary times, we […]

New York City – John Bigelow, Gentleman

At Highland Falls, a mile or two below West Point, the traveller along the Hudson may see the charming old house of that distinguished American states-man, the late Hon. John Bigelow, set high on the cliffs above the river amidst the foliage and blossom of its beautiful old-fashioned gardens. It is a low white house […]