Central Park, The Early Years

Central Park, The Early Years

by Dianne L. Durante

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780974589961
Publisher: Dianne L. Durante
Publication date: 06/06/2018
Pages: 98
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

At age 7, I won my first writing award: a three-foot-long fire truck with an ear-splitting siren. I've been addicted to writing ever since. As an independent researcher, freelance writer, lecturer, and tour guide, I indulge my curiosity and share my delight in art and history. For an up-to-date list of my books and essays, see DianneDuranteWriter.com.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: New York Circa 1850

2.1 Early History of Manhattan

2.2 Why the City Grew

2.3 High Points of New York Circa 1850

2.4 Low Points of New York Circa 1850

Chapter 3: Sidling Toward a Park

3.1 Why Build a Park?

3.2 Where?

3.3 The Site before the Park

Chapter 4: Players and Plans

4.1 Egbert Ludovicus Viele

4.2 Frederick Law Olmsted

4.3 Calvert Vaux

4.4 The Design Competition

4.5 The Greensward Plan

Chapter 5: Construction of Central Park

5.1 Execution of the Greensward Plan

5.2 Early Revisions to the Greensward Plan

5.3 Finances: Andrew Haswell Green

Chapter 6: Architectural Elements in Central Park

6.1 Bethesda Terrace

6.2 The Belvedere

6.3 The Dairy

6.4 The Zoo

6.5 The Sheepfold

6.6 The American Museum of Natural History

6.7 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

6.8 Wall and Gates

Chapter 7: Sculptures in Central Park

7.1 Earliest Sculptures

7.2 Board of Commissioners’ Rules on Sculpture, 1873

7.3 The Halleck Fiasco, 1877

Chapter 8: The Tweed Years, 1870-1871

8.1 Boss Tweed and His Cronies

8.2 Effects of Tweed’s Reign

Chapter 9: Episodes in the Guides Who Know Central Park App

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