Plan of Improvements of VIth Avenue Parks, No.1.
1871 (undated) 5.5 x 8.5 in (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
This is a scarce 1871 map of Greeley Square Park in New York City by Kellogg and Pilat. The map shows the plans of improvement of the park located between west 32nd St and west 33rdd St and between Broadway and Sixth Avenue. It depicts the location of trees and shrubbery within the triangular park.
Greeley Square, located in the middle of the old printing and newspaper district, was named after Horace Greeley, the editor of the New York Tribune. The sculpture of Greeley would be erected years later, in 1890. Today the park is enclosed within wrought-iron gates with chairs and tables and serves as a rest stop for the shoppers that visit the neighborhood.
This plan was created by Parks Engineer in Chief M. A. Kellogg and Chief Landscape Gardener I. A. Pilat for the First Annual Report of the Board of Commissioners of the Department of Public Parks for the Year Ending May 1, 1871.
William C. Bryant & Co., First Annual Report of the Board of Commissioners of the Department of Public Parks for the Year Ending May 1, 1871.
Very good. Minor overall toning.