Monthly Archives: February 2015
Bow Bridge was built in 1862 and is the second oldest cast iron bridge in America. The photo is dated ca. 1865. The cast iron urns disappeared in the 1920s but have recently been replaced with exact replicas.
Two of the more prominent sculptures in Central Park are those of Daniel Webster and Shakespeare. Webster’s was dedicated in 1876 and is seen here in a 1905 photo. Shakespeare’s was dedicated in 1872 and is seen in a 1934 photo.
Belvidere Castle was designed in 1865 and was quickly dubbed the “Victorian Folly.” Great to look at, it actually had no purpose until 1919 when it started to collect weather data and continues to do so to this day. The photo is dated 1906.