Central Park, New York (Postcard History Series)
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Central Park, New York (Postcard History Series)

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by Edward J. Levine
     
 

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Harper's Weekly reported in 1857 that no engineer had yet been able to present a feasible plan for Central Park and that "it may not ever happen." Their pessimism was misplaced, as Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux's Greensward Plan was approved in May 1858. By 1860, visitors were enjoying the magnificent new park's naturalistic splendor. Central Park quickly

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Harper's Weekly reported in 1857 that no engineer had yet been able to present a feasible plan for Central Park and that "it may not ever happen." Their pessimism was misplaced, as Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux's Greensward Plan was approved in May 1858. By 1860, visitors were enjoying the magnificent new park's naturalistic splendor. Central Park quickly became one of New York's premier attractions, featuring the menagerie, the mall, Bethesda Fountain, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the music pavilion, the casino, and the original Croton Reservoir. The northern section of the park was more reminiscent of an untamed wilderness than of an urban park. Through historic postcards, Central Park highlights this man-made green oasis at the center of a teeming metropolis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738546278
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
876,566
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Edward J. Levine, a lifelong New Yorker, holds a master's degree in urban studies and a doctorate in administration, policy, and urban education. He is a career educator and an inveterate collector of all things New York.

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Central Park, New York (Postcard History Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Denise185 More than 1 year ago
I love this informative book, which provides a view of old New York and The Park through rarely seen antique post cards. Both post card collectors and New York aficionados will find many insights and much to entice them here!