Jerome Park

Leonard Jerome (1817-1891), who is interred at Green-Wood, was tremendously wealthy–he spent most of his life speculating in and manipulating stocks on Wall Street, making and losing several huge fortunes. George Templeton Strong, New York City’s great 19th century diarist, described him disparagingly as “Jerome (Not the Saint But the Stockjobber).”  One contemporary described him … Read more

Pressure Gauge: Ben’s Thumb

We are regularly adding items to The Green-Wood Historic Fund’s Collections that help us tell the story of the cemetery and/or its permanent residents. Photographs. Books. Prints. Radios. Crocks. Silver. All sorts of things. And now this: As soon as I saw this object, I knew we had to have it–because of the story we … Read more