Peter Stuyvesant’s Pear Tree


On the of 13th st and 3rd Ave corner, grew Peter Stuyvesant`s pear tree which he planted as his memorial “by which my name may be remembered”. The tree flourished for over 200 years, meeting its end in a traffic accident between two wagons in February of 1867.

Died, Feb, 1867
Commemorated, Sept, 1890

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