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History of New York City's Central Park

1875 Map of Central Park

1875 Map of Central Park

New York City
Sunday, June 29, 2014

Architectural historian Barry Lewis talks about the creation of New York City’s Central Park. He discusses why the park was built, and the many different recreational sections, including the meadows, the menagerie, and the artificial lake. Mr. Lewis argues that the park was the “first great civic work of art” in the United States. The New-York Historical Society hosted this event. 

Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014 at 1:13pm (ET)

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