Van Cortlandt Park Vault Hill
, the family plot of the Van
Cortlandt family that lived on this land from 1710 to 1888. In 1776 Augustus
Van Cortlandt was New York City Clerk; for safekeeping, he placed the
city's records beneath the arch of his father's vault in this plot.
- Ultan, Lloyd, and Shelley Olson, The
Bronx: The Ultimate Guide to New York City's Beautiful Borough, Rutgers
University Press (2015), pp.33.