Heckscher Park (Huntington, New York)

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Heckscher Park
Heckscher Park (Huntington, NY) Front Gate.JPG
Gateway to Heckscher Park. Heckscher Museum of Art is off to the left of this picture.
Heckscher Park (Huntington, New York) is located in New York
Heckscher Park (Huntington, New York)
Heckscher Park (Huntington, New York) is located in the US
Heckscher Park (Huntington, New York)
Location Bounded by Madison St., Sabbath Day Path, Main St. & Prime Ave., Huntington, New York
Coordinates 40°52′30″N 73°25′36″W / 40.87500°N 73.42667°W / 40.87500; -73.42667Coordinates: 40°52′30″N 73°25′36″W / 40.87500°N 73.42667°W / 40.87500; -73.42667
Area 18.5 acres (7.5 ha)
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Second Renaissance Rivival
MPS Huntington Town MRA
NRHP Reference # 85002532[1]
Added to NRHP September 26, 1985

Heckscher Park is a local park and national historic district in Huntington, Suffolk County, New York. It is bounded by Madison Street, Sabbath Day Path, Main Street, and Prime Avenue. The park is roughly triangular-shaped with a large pond on northwest corner, and contains the Heckscher Museum of Art established by industrialist August Heckscher, as well as the Chapin Rainbow Theater. It hosts annual art festivals, tulip festivals, concerts, renaissance fairs, and the Huntington Summer Arts Festival.[2] Heckscher Park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ NYS Parks & Recreation (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Heckscher Park". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 

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