Beekman Place, Manhattan (facing the FDR Drive) ♥️ Named after William Beekman; one of the early Dutch settlers in New York. Several generations of Beekmans lived in a mansion known as Mount Pleasant (built in 1765), served as a British military headquarters during the American Revolution. George Washington visited the mansion many times during his presidency. Mount Pleasant was demolished in 1874. Neighborhood's rehabilitation began in the 1920s, facilitated by Anne Morgan and the Rockefeller members.
Additional pictures at prior posts.