Central Park History

Central Park was the first landscaped public park in the United States. Advocates of creating the park--primarily wealthy merchants and landowners--admired the public grounds of London and Paris and urged that New York needed a comparable facility... more

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Calvert Vaux was an architect and landscape designer, one of the designers (with Frederick Law Olmsted) of Central Park. more

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In 1857, the Central Park Commission held the country's first landscape design contest and selected the "Greensward Plan," submitted by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. more

Park History

Frederick Law Olmsted was a landscape designer and architect, famous for designing (together with Calvert Vaux) Central Park. more

Park History

Central Park has a vast history of influence from gay culture that dates back to its very beginnings. more

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