In the past this little square was the park of the famous scientist’s summer cottage. He bought the two-acre property in 1882 and he built his mansion on it. He rode his horse to get to the university to hold lectures. He had a rest after his scientific work by walking under the trees of Pestszentlőrinc, around 1890 he started his experiments in his garden on torsion balance which served for detection of rocks in the soil. Before his death he sold the mansion in 1918 which was demolished later. The famous garden was distributed into 17 smaller estates and was built in but the middle of the garden remained a public place. The statue was erected at the junction of two dead-end streets. The limestone bust is the artwork of Pál Borics who has been living in the district and died in the year before the inauguration.