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The Vanderbilt Gate

 
 
The Vanderbilt Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 10, 2016
1. The Vanderbilt Gate Marker
Inscription.  
Gate and fence designed by George B. Post
in 1894 for the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt
at 58th Street and 5th Avenue New York
Presented to the City of New York by their daughter
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
May 1959
Restored with the support of
The Arthur Ross Foundation
May 1996

 
Erected 1996 by The Arthur Ross Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
 
Location. 40° 47.608′ N, 73° 57.106′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Fifth Avenue near East 105th Street, on the right when traveling south. The gates are at the entrance to Central Park's Conservatory Gardens. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10029, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Before There Was a Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The New York Academy of Medicine (about 500 feet away); Fort Clinton: On Top of Manhattan (about 700 feet away); Mount Saint Vincent
The Vanderbilt Gate image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 10, 2016
2. The Vanderbilt Gate
at Fifth Avenue
Click or scan to see
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(about 700 feet away); A View From the Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Marian Anderson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andrew Haswell Green Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Odetta (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding The Vanderbilt Gate. The gates are mentioned in passing in the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition.
 
The Vanderbilt Gate image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 10, 2016
3. The Vanderbilt Gate
from within the park
The Vanderbilt Mansion image. Click for full size.
By from Untapped Cities
4. The Vanderbilt Mansion
The gates and fence are clearly visible.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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