Jerome Park Reservoir Gate Houses – Bronx NY

Jerome Park Reservoir and Gatehouses

As researcher Frank da Cruz explains, “Jerome Park Reservoir has seven gatehouses: three offsite and four onsite such as the two shown here, the darker brick Gatehouse No.7 at left and the lighter brick Gatehouse No.5 at right. Gatehouses control… read more

Strong Street Playground – Bronx NY

Strong Street Playground is located within Old Fort Four Park next to the Jerome Park Reservoir. On June 13, 1941, the New York City Department of Parks announced “the completion, of work on the redesign of a play area on… read more

Old Fort Four Park – Bronx NY

Researcher Frank da Cruz reasons persuasively here that this playground beside the Jerome Park Reservoir was a New Deal project: “[A]t Reservoir and Sedgwick Avenues [is the entrance] to Old Fort Four Park (its proper name according to the Parks… read more

Jerome Park Reservoir Improvements – Bronx NY

The reservoir itself dates to 1906, but, this report at describing the history of the reservoir and its surroundings explains that: ”The WPA funded a significant number of New York City projects relating to the water system, including surveys,… read more

Washington’s Walk – Bronx NY

Washginton’s Walk is an area of parkland extending along the south edge of Jerome Park Reservoir, stretching roughly from Strong Street Playground to Old Fort Four Park. Although we have yet to uncover direct textual evidence of New Deal involvement… read more