When it opened, Merritt Parkway was a tourist attraction






William de Kooning, Merritt Parkway, 1959




Schuyler Merritt (December 16, 1853 – April 1, 1953) was a Republicanmember of the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut's 4th congressional district from 1917 to 1931 and 1933 to 1937.