Sheep Meadow and Tavern on the Green, Central Park

Olmsted and Vaux slated the area in the southwest corner of Central Park for one of the required features of the Central Park competition: a military practice ground. Calvert Vaux…

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Seventh Regiment Memorial, Central Park
Ward, 7th Regiment Memorial, 1869. Central Park. Photo copyright © 2019 Dianne L. Durante

Seventh Regiment Memorial, Central Park

Ward, 7th Regiment Memorial, 1869. Central Park. Photo copyright © 2019 Dianne L. DuranteWard, 7th Regiment Memorial, 1869. Central Park. Photo copyright © 2019 Dianne L. Durante Date: 1869Sculptor: John…

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Carousel, Central Park

Central Park Carousel. Photo copyright © 2019 Dianne L. Durante New Yorkers might be surprised to learn that not all carousel horses look as fierce as those in Central Park…

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King Jagiello, Central Park

Stanislaw Kazmierz Ostrowski, King Jagiello, 1939. Photo copyright © 2019 Dianne L. Durante Sculptor: Stanislaw Kazimierz Ostrowski. Pedestal: Aymar Embury II.Dedicated: 1939.Medium and size: Bronze (14.6 feet), granite pedestal (10 feet).Location: Central Park,…

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William Shakespeare, Central Park

This essay is adapted from Chapter 37 of Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan: A Historical Guide. I’ve kept cross-references to other chapters in the book, all of which will eventually be updated and…

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The Dene Shelter (Central Park Maintenance)

The rustic Dene Shelter, sitting high on a rocky outcrop, is a great place to enjoy a splendid view and think about how many, many things could go wrong in…

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Andrew Haswell Green Bench, Central Park

Who most influenced the shape of Central Park in its early years? There was Egbert Ludovicus Viele, whose detailed topographical study of the site helped make the park’s design a…

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Theodore Roosevelt by James E. Fraser, Central Park

This essay is adapted from Chapter 20 of Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan: A Historical Guide. I’ve kept cross-references to other chapters in the book, all of which will eventually be updated and…

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Robert Burns by Sir John Steell, Central Park

Robert Burns Dedicated 1880 Sculptor: Sir John Steell Medium & size: Bronze, over lifesize. Location: Central Park, on the Mall. If the city's street grid continued in the Park, it…

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