According to the article written on june 4, 1853, by the writer, a. Historical map of new york city, ny central park 1875. Its library maintains a collection of more than 2 million manuscripts and over 400,000 photographs, as well as books, architectural drawings, newspapers, dining menus, maps and pamphlets. Others are rare antique maps, part of the collection by an exclusive arrangement with the osher. It occupies an area of 840 acres 340 hectares and extends between 59th and 110th streets and between fifth and eighth avenues.
Find specific landmarks and central park attractions using the map or list view. New york reference map pdf format 373k shaded relief map with state boundaries, forest cover, place names, major highways. The topographic map remains an indispensable tool for everyday use in government, science, industry, land management planning, and. All tours and public programming have been canceled through april 15, 2020. In 2009, usgs began the release of a new generation of topographic maps us topo in electronic form, and in 2011, complemented them with the release of highresolution scans of more than 178,000 historical topographic maps of the united states. Welcome to, the most complete online history of central park the worlds most famous public park.
Among the manuscript maps are the unique sketches of projected battle sites of the american revolution by robert erskine and simeon dewitt. If you would like to visit the parks lesstrafficked northern attractions, see central parks northern highlights. This antique map central park and atlas nassau county 1914 long island are part of the historic map works, residential genealogy historical map collection, the largest digital collection of rare, ancient, old, historical, cadastral and antiquarian maps of its type. In 1857, central park ny became the first landscaped park in america. The outdoor delacorte theatre is the summer home of the annual shakespeare in the park production. Within the atlases are 18,496 historical maps, illustrations, and histories many of which contain family names ideal for genealogical research. The new york state parks, recreation and historic site system is divided into eleven regions. Learn more about the app in the item description on arcgis online. A firstofitskind collection of twentyfour historic maps and views of new york city, specially bound so they can be removed easily and framed in standardsize frames.
The usgs historical topographic map explorer allows users to explore the historical maps, save the current view as a web map, and download the maps as highresolution georeferenced images in geotiff format for use in web mapping applications and gis. Another significant nyc moment came in 1904, when the nyc subway was opened. Newyork historical society 170 central park w new york, ny. Search historic sites by site name, region, or attractions. Central park first major urban public park in the united states it was designed by frederick law olmsted 18221903 and calvert vaux 18241895, who won the competition to design.
Our collection of new york maps includes many different historic and modern types of maps. Bethesda terrace and fountain are two architectural features overlooking the lake in new york citys central park. Jan 23, 2015 this is a vintage map of central park in new york city produced in 1866. New york maps perrycastaneda map collection ut library. Advocates of creating the park primarily wealthy merchants and landownersadmired the public grounds of london and paris and urged that new york needed a comparable facility to establish its international reputation. Visitor centers and facilities start your trip at a visitor center. For a complete list of all of the historic and not so historic central park sheet maps available for viewing at the map division search nypls online catalog using the keyword search term central park map, a few of my favorites that may also be viewed online in the digital collection include. Whether you choose to search out specific attractions or wander the paths to escape the surrounding bustle of the city, each season and visit offers something new in central park. Central park is an urban park in manhattan, new york city, located between the upper west side and the upper east side. Geographic scope varies by time period, but extends from new york to the entire country.
For more information about those areas, please visit c. Nyc is a trademark and service mark of the city of new york. It is the fifthlargest park in new york city by area, covering 843 acres 3. Portion of the national atlas of the united states of america. Bethesda terraces two levels are united by two grand staircases and a lesser one that passes under terrace drive. Some popular historical attractions include belvedere castle with its panoramic views, the blockhouse, a remaining fort from the war of 1812, numerous statues of. Maps of new york are a great resource to help learn about a place at a particular point in time.
View our selection of new york historical maps all reproduction prints are printed as museum quality, using advanced ink formulas and durable museum quality paper. Check out our historical nyc blog by clicking the link below. Historical maps us states new york new york city central park 1875 hinrichs guide map of the central park by oscar hinrichs. Hinrichs guide map of the central park by oscar hinrichs. Feb 05, 2015 this entry was posted in central park, historical, history, new york city, nyc and tagged central park map, central park maps, central park new york, central park new york city, central park nyc map, maps of central park, new york city history, new york city maps, nyc history, nyc map by bravuramedia. A piece of evidence that is an example of the peoples motivation for central park is an article in new york daily times.
Jul 06, 2015 like most central park maps, sibeths shows the roads, bridle paths, bridges, trails and trees but his map also includes something uniquea lightly rendered 100 square foot grid underlay by which readers can use a 42 page detailed index, central park, the plant list of 1873, prepared by robert demcker landscape architect, to determine the position of one or more specimens of 642 species. It was one of the first american parks to be developed using landscape architecture techniques. Central park was the first landscaped public park in the united states. These are just some of the southern highlights of the central park. Historic district maps for manhattan new york city. Central park features 843 acres filled with classic architecture, gorgeous statuary and up to date sports, educational and performance facilities. Nov 14, 2016 a piece of evidence that is an example of the peoples motivation for central park is an article in new york daily times. Adding one of these central park concerts or events to your new york city itinerary is a great way to take a break from the usual tourist activities and experience a taste of life in new york city. Central park westwest 73rd74th street historic district. I have tried searching the threads but i can seem to find much. The national weather service forecast office in new york, ny provides official forecasts and warnings for new york city, long island, the lower hudson valley of new york, northeastern new jersey, southern connecticut and the surrounding coastal waters. Click on the date links to see nyc land atlases and maps. Historical central park map collection new york city. Included with each map is the original printing information and brief text that places it in historic context and further illuminates its qualities.
Take our signature tour for an insiders look at some of the most iconic features of the worlds. This is a vintage map of central park in new york city produced in 1866. The state of new york collection contains 525 atlases spanning 408 years of growth and development 1599 through 2007. Old historical city, county and state maps of new york. Historic maps reveal the secrets of four iconic nyc parks. Welcome to old maps online, the easytouse gateway to historical maps.
The newyork historical society also manages a store that offers books, posters, toys, pendants, cuff links and ties. Historic central park maps the new york public library. Central park is the most visited urban park in the united states, with an estimated 37. Central park map new york city central park new york city map new york art new york bucket list bethesda fountain stuff to do things to do tourist map exploring new york city can be overwhelming, but frommers has created the most definitive guide on the internet for things to do in nyc.
To reproduce maps in whole or portion for personal use, all references to penndot must be removed. Printable map of central park central park, new york city. This entry was posted in central park, historical, history, new york city, nyc and tagged central park map, central park maps, central park new york, central park new york city, central park nyc map, maps of central park, new york city history, new york city maps, nyc history, nyc map by bravuramedia. Did you know that central parks southeast entrance at 59th street is dedicated to scholars. This interactive map compares the new york city of 1836 to today. We currently have over 1,662,956 images available online. The fountain, with its angel of the waters statue, is located in the center of the terrace.
Historic maps reveal the secrets of four iconic nyc. Central park printable map new york city forum tripadvisor. The easy transportation and growing population developed new york city into a major world business power certainly the biggest in america. Central park conservancy while in the park 97 03 central park was designated a national historic landmark in 1963 and a new york city scenic landmark in 1974. Old new york maps are effective sources of geographical information and useful for historical, genealogical and territorial research. Central park, ny historical data national weather service. A history of central park written by roy rosenzweig and elizabeth blackmar. Most historical maps of new york were published in atlases and spans over 350 years of growth for the state some new york maps years have cities, railroads, p. Maps of national parks, monuments, and historic sites. Find out where it is and what the closest landmarks are on our interactive map. Begun in 1957 by joseph papp as part of the public theaternew york shakespeare festival the annual productions draw thousands to the open air theater at the heart of central park.
You can read about the collection or browse the entire collection. Historic maps and views of new york is a unique and fascinating collection of twentyfour new york maps and views dating from the 1600s through the present. Click here for a downloadable pdf map from the central park conservancy. A map of a tract of land in the state of new york called macombs purchase publication info. Central park westwest 76th street historic district. Check out one of our newly uploaded youtube videos featuring a map of birdseye perspective map of central park in new york city.
Aug 27, 20 this interactive map compares the new york city of 1836 to today. Besides all of this there is the world famous central park zoo and wildlife center and the childrens zoo. The central park conservancy offers a free mobile app that includes interactive maps, audio commentary and uptodate listings of events. Led by conservancy guides, official central park tours provide a behindthescenes perspective on the history, design, and ecology of central park.
While new york state park grounds, forests and trails are currently open for passive recreation, new yorkers are encouraged to stay home during this public health crisis. Map of a part of the borough of kings brooklyn, new york city publication info. State land in the adirondacks 6a and the catskills 6b is overseen by the department of environmental conservation. Central park hosts a wide variety of different events throughout the year, particularly in the summer. The fountain, with its angel of the waters statue, is located in the center of the terrace bethesda terraces two levels are united by two grand staircases and. Jul 14, 2014 did you know that central park s southeast entrance at 59th street is dedicated to scholars. For more information, or to order a copy of the book, please click on the cover below. All content and images contained on this site are taken from the park and the people. Get an insiders look at the worlds greatest urban park from the people who know it best. Upper west side central park west historic district. New york historical maps and atlases historic map works.
The map was produced in 1863 and gives a 3d perspective which details the vegetation, the trails, the buildings, horse and buggys and people throughout the entire park. This historical new york map collection are from original copies. Like most central park maps, sibeths shows the roads, bridle paths, bridges, trails and trees but his map also includes something uniquea lightly rendered 100 square foot grid underlay by which readers can use a 42 page detailed index, central park, the plant list of 1873, prepared by robert demcker landscape architect, to determine the position of one or more specimens of 642 species. Advocates of creating the parkprimarily wealthy merchants and landownersadmired the public grounds of london and paris and urged that new york needed a comparable facility to establish its international reputation. Records for the librarys manuscript maps are available through the online catalog. Complete information to help visitors plan a trip to the central park zoo. The new york public library is a 501c3 ein 1887440. Central park, largest and most important public park in manhattan, new york city.1531 3 678 240 1448 278 1186 79 458 1244 315 768 1025 709 726 961 1404 813 106 217 722 1480 796 1495 972 708 1546 1021 1416 1134 372 1072 1321 673 302 67 835 494 941 1394 1182