Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Denesmouth Arch - Central Park














Denesmouth Arch - Central Park, April 7, 2010
John Wyffels, Rob Hickman, Kyle Petersen, John Jessmon, Andy Peterson, Keith Nelson

Denesmouth Arch has quatrefoil designs on the balustrades. It used to feature four ornate castiron lampposts, three of which were stolen; the 4th is in safekeeping somewhere. The arch is located near The Dene, a knoll between 5th Avenue and East Drive above 65th Street. It is the only Central Park arch made completely of sandstone.

Location: supports the 65th Street Transverse Road near 5th Avenue and the Central Park Zoo. Built: 1859-1860 by Vaux. Made of pale olive New Brunswick sandstone.

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