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Crozer Park

Finnish Monument, Crozer Park, Dedicated June 29, 1938

Park History | Recollections

Park History: "Samuel A. Crozer, in the summer of 1893, offered to donate to the city some thirty acres of land to be used as a public park.  On July 14, 1894, the gift from Mr. Crozer was accepted by ordinance and the grounds, in recognition of the donor, was named Crozer Park."

p. 18,  Chester and Vicinity 1914 by Hy. V. Smith

From the 1949 Chester Times Year Book:

"Crozer Park, with its main entrance at 1500 Kerlin Street was the gift of Samuel A. Crozer, of Upland. It was deeded as a public park in 1893. Comprising 47.67 acres overlooking Chester Creek and Upland. Mr. Crozer spent $21,450 on improvements to the park and his total gift is estimated at $70,000."

Recollections: "I have an "Official Program" of the Finnish tercentenary day, 300th anniversary of the first Finnish settlement in America. And the dedication of the Finnish Monument in Crozer Park, June 29th, 1938. My father and I walked over there that day from our home on E, 22nd St., where I grew up."

- Floyd Truitt, Fljftru@aol.com




If you have any information and or pictures that you would like to contribute about Crozer Park, please forward it to john@oldchesterpa.com

2000, 2001, 2004 John A. Bullock III.

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