Naming the Gates of Central Park, 1

First in a series; second is here, third is here. In 1898, Andrew Haswell Green was proclaimed "Father of Greater New York" for his efforts to see Manhattan consolidated with…

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Samuel Finley Breese Morse (Central Park)

This is Essay 7 from my 2003 book Forgotten Delights: The Producers, A Selection of Manhattan's Outdoor Sculptures. .. -. ...- . -. - -- .-. -- ..-. -- -- .-.…

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The 107th Infantry Memorial (Central Park)

The American Civil War pitted brother against brother and friend against friend. Yet memorials to those involved in it are far less grim than memorials for the First World War.…

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Central Park 95 Years Ago

Airplanes came into wide use during World War I, and so did aerial photography for reconnaissance. After the war, Sherman Fairchild (1896-1971) founded the Fairchild Aerial Camera Corporation. One of its earliest…

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