Greenway Terrace

Grosvenor Atterbury and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.

Just off of Station Square is Greenway Terrace, a triangular “village green” flanked by roadways and cohesively designed houses that feature especially detailed ornament. The terrace includes several seating areas, a prominent World War I monument and a section called Flagpole Park, so named for the 100-foot-tall mainmast of the yacht Columbia, a gift from area residents installed here in the 1920s. The Columbia won the America’s Cup race in both 1898 and 1901, and the seagull at the pole’s crown refers to its nautical past. The World War I monument was sculpted by Adolph A. Weinman, a Greenway South resident (number 23) and famous sculptor who also created "Civic Fame" at the top of Manhattan's Municipal Building, as well as the American coinage reliefs of the Mercury dime (1916-45) and Walking Liberty half dollar (1916-47). Along the north side of Greenway Terrace is the First Church of Christ, Scientist, designed in the Moorish Revival style by Bernhardt E. Muller and built in 1933. The sandstone structure is small in scale, yet stands out for its impressive details, including ridged turrets, arched openings and cruciform engravings.