East Harlem-based Demolition Depot writes that the Hudson River State Hospital was designed by Frederick Clarke Withers. The grounds were designed by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted. Continue Reading →
A long closed, and little know section of Central Park has reopened to the public, the New York Times reports. Known as the Hallett Nature Sanctuary, this four-acre section that wraps around the Pond at the southeast corner of the park, was largely overlooked and overrun by weeds starting in the 1930s. Continue Reading →
Morningside Park design to Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux at 110th Street, looking north up Manhattan Avenue in Morningside heights in West Harlem, New York, 1905.
The photographs at the Harlem Meer in Central Park were taken by Sharon Cuff on Saturday, July 18th, 2015. Continue Reading →
The photographs were taken on the afternoon of Saturday, July 11th, 2015. The Park is the 1873 re-worked plans of landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted partnered with Calvert Vaux. Continue Reading →
This is a rare photogravure Victorian/Edwardian era print of laborers taking 843 rocky, swampy acres and reshaping it into a man-made oasis of nature in Central Park’s Harlem Meer in stages in 1859 through the 1860s. Continue Reading →