Central Park (New York City, NY) : Belvedere Castle, in the heart of the park (imitation medieval castle)

Creator:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, Sr., 1822-1903
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895
Published/Created:
New York, New York, United States
begun 1857
Date Depicted:
ca. 1990's
1850 AD - 1899 AD
Notes:
In autumn 1857 Olmsted became Superintendent of Central Park, then still an undeveloped site, in New York. The following spring he and Calvert Vaux, the former collaborator of A. J. Downing, won the public competition to design the 345-ha park. Their plan, Greensward, was the only one that proposed to run the four required transverse roads across the park below the line of sight. It also provided the greatest expanse of meadow of any entry. Appointed Architect-in-Chief of the park in early 1858, Olmsted directed its construction, coordinating the work of engineers, architects and other professionals. By the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, construction of the park was nearly complete below the reservoir at 79th Street.
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Nineteenth century
Picturesque, the
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
2A1-OF-CP-P4
Genre:
landscape architecture (AAT)
open spaces: parks (recreation areas) (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; landscapes; parks (recreation areas) gardening complexes; recreation areas; parks (recreation areas)
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
ca. 1990's
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10101961
PID:
digcoll:1865875