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Category:Fort Tryon Park

Fort Tryon Park was created when philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr. began to buy up the county estates in the area where the Battle of Washington Heights was fought in the Revolutionary War, in order to create a park. He engaged Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. of the Olmsted Brothers firm to design the park (James W. Dawson created the planting plan), and gave it to the city in 1931; the park was completed in 1935. Rockefeller also gave to the Metropolitan Museum of Art a collection of medieval art, and the museum built The Cloisters in the park to house it, completing it in 1939. The park extends from West 190th Street to Dyckman Street and from Broadway to Riverside Drive/West Side Highway. The main entrance to the part is at Margaret Corbin Circle, at the intersection of Fort Washington Avenue and Cabrini Boulevard. The park was added to the NRHP in 1978 and was designated a NYC Scenic Landmark in 1983. (Sources: Guide to NYC Landmarks (4th ed.) and AIA Guide to NYC (5th ed.))


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This is a category about a place or building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the United States of America. Its reference number is
78001870
Fort Tryon Park 
urban park
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Instance of urban park,
historic district
LocationManhattan, New York City, New York
Architect
  • Olmsted Brothers
Heritage designation
  • place listed on the National Register of Historic Places (19 December 1978, NRHP district)
  • New York City Landmark (20 September 1983)
Inception
  • 1935
Area
  • 27 hectare
official website
Authority control
Wikidata

40° 51′ 38.88″ N, 73° 55′ 57″ W

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