One of the west-central Bronx neighborhoods (Claremont, Mount Hope, Fairmount) which take their names from hilltop estates, this one the property of Rachel Eden, who purchased it in 1820. Mount Eden was rural until the 1920s, when apartment houses began to line the streets. Bronx-Lebanon Hospital (original building, 1942) marks the intersection of Mount Eden Avenue and the Grand Concourse.

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