Grave of an Amiable Child.

Grave of "an Amiable Child"

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New York, New York

This is one of only three private graves in Manhattan. St. Claire Pollock, described on his tombstone as "an amiable child," died at age five, in 1797, probably when he fell off of the nearby cliffs onto the rocks down by the Hudson River.

A hundred years later, another of the three private Manhattan graves was built across the street -- the massive tomb of former president Ulysses S. Grant.

Grave of "an Amiable Child"

Riverside Dr. West, New York, NY
By subway: #1 train to 125th St. in Manhattan. Walk south one block, then right (west) on Tiemann Place. Walk two blocks until it ends, then walk up the stairs. At the top, cross the street (Riverside Drive East), then bear to your left around the park onto Riverside Drive West. The grave is on the right (west) side of Riverside Drive West, about a block north of Grants Tomb.
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