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Eastern Parkway Memories

author: Ed Gruber : Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, September 27th, 2005


 

Eastern Parkway Memories

author: Ed Gruber : Brooklyn, NY


OLD EASTERN PARKWAY MEMORIES: Arching Trees & Fountains In 1905 my maternal grandparents, Fannie Schwager and Edward Wolff, were married in the then famous red room of the Willoughby Mansion at 667 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn. That same year they moved from Hall Street into a newly purchased brown-stone house at 347 Eastern Parkway, near Franklin Avenue. Eastern Parkway, before it was broken up to make way for the IRT subway, was undoubtedly the loveliest street in Brooklyn. Tall stately trees formed a great natural arch over the parkway. Benches instead of being securely cemented down, were portable so that...


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