Bethesda Fountain, Central Park - 1896


The Bethesda Fountain, Central Park, copyright January 1896. Composed photograph from two photos, originally a stereograph card published by Elizabeth, N.J. / A.S. Campbell. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Central Park is the largest park in Manhattan constructed in the mid-19th century. It extends for about 4 km, between 59th Street and 110th Street, and for about 0.8 km, between Fifth Avenue and Eighth Avenue. It is considered to be the first landscaped public park in the United States. The masonry of the Bethesda Fountain was built by 1863 and the fountain was officially completed, with the neoclassical sculpture of the Angel of the Waters at the top, in 1873. More: Map of Central Park


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