In Riverside Park, standing in the shadow of the looming Grant’s Tomb, is a small, touching memorial to St. Claire Pollock, a child who died in 1797 at the age of five.
Pollock fell to his death from high cliffs overlooking the Hudson. His body was found by his family’s servants at the edge of the river. A marble marker was placed on his burial site by George Pollock, who was either the boy’s father or uncle, dedicated to the memory of an “Amiable Child.”
|Trinity Church Cemetery & Mausoleum||2020||2.3km||site_ao|
|Timbuktu Islamic Center Food Vendors||2019||2.1km||site_ao|
|Rat Rock in Morningside Heights||2018||0.9km||site_ao|
|Hispanic Society Museum and Library||2017||2.5km||site_ao|
|Cathedral Peacock Hutch||2017||1.1km||site_ao|
|The ‘Seinfeld’ Diner||2017||1km||site_ao|
|Audubon Mural Project||2018||2km||site_ao|
|The Manhattan Eruv||2017||2.5km||site_ao|
|28th Precinct NYC Police Department||0.9km||site_brutalism|
|Church of the Crucifixion||2.1km||site_brutalism|
|Wonderful Photos of Postwar New York City in 1946||2019||1.5km||post|
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