Devoe Park

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The history of Devoe Park in University Heights begins with the construction of the First Reformed Dutch Church in 1705 on the site. Although the church building was destroyed in the Revolutionary War, a new church was built near Kingsbridge Road in 1802. The Devoes were a wealthy Bronx family, congregants at the First Reformed Dutch Church, and descendants of Daniel Turner who acquired the lower section of the Fordham Patent of 1676.

A large neighborhood park at W. Fordham Rd. bet. Sedgwick Ave. and Un in the Bronx

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Founded April 13, 1904 — 115 years ago

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