This page is a monument to a little spot in the Bronx called Stratton Park. Once the name of a thriving community, it describes a part of the Bronx situated between White Plains Road to the Bronx River Parkway, East Tremont Avenue and the Cross Bronx Expressway. Today it is usually just referred to as Parkchester.
The neighborhood was named for a real estate developer, John Stratton O’Leary, who around 1926 built blocks of apartment buildings that would become the heart of Stratton Park. His buildings were also known un-officially as the O’Leary Flats.
The Purpose of this web site is to remember Stratton Park and to pay tribute to John O’Leary and the many others that made it a great place to live, work and play.
Please visit our message area to see what other have said and perhaps add your own remembrances and facts. Or you can email us for info or to contribute photos, stories or anything else from “the old neighborhood”.