Literary Landmark: The Little Red Lighthouse - Hildegarde H. Swift

New York City, N.Y.
Dedicated: 2002

Inspiration for children's classic The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge (1942) by Hildegarde H. Swift. Built in 1880 this lighthouse originally stood in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, until it was relocated to Jeffrey’s Hook in 1921. After the lighthouse became obsolete people who loved The Little Red Lighthouse succeeded in saving the landmark with their outcry. Today the lighthouse is a highlight in Fort Washington Park and part of the Historic House Trust of New York City.


Fort Washington Park, The Little Red Lighthouse (NYC Parks)

Jeffrey's Hook, NY (Lighthouse Friends)