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Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure

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On behalf of the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York, the New York Landmarks Conservancy invites you to:



The Central Park: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure

with Cynthia S. Brenwall, Conservator and Art Historian
New York City Municipal Archives

Drawing on the unparalleled collection of original designs for Central Park in the New York City Municipal Archives, Cynthia S. Brenwall will tell the story of the creation of New York’s great public park, from its conception to its completion.

Her talk will be based on her recently published book, The Central Park: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure. The material in this magnificent book ranges from the original winning competition entry; to meticulously detailed maps; to plans and elevations of buildings; to intricate engineering drawings of infrastructure elements; and describes how once it opened, Central Park became an amenity to be enjoyed by all city dwellers, whatever their station in life.

Reception to follow.

Advance registration is required.

Admission is specially discounted for New York Landmarks Conservancy members at $5.



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