New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Madison Square Garden
— 34th Street district —
My name is George “Tex” Lewis Ricard. From the cattle ranches of Paraguay and gambling halls of Nevada, to New York City – I’ve seen it all! I built the third Madison Square Garden location, founded the New York Rangers hockey franchise, and promoted weekly boxing matches that drew record-breaking crowds.
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World-famous arena Madison Square Garden (MSG), first located at Madison Avenue and 26th Street, had three other homes before arriving at its fourth and present location above Penn Station.
“Madison Square Garden became the terminal for all whose talents were unusual and whose services were unique.”
- columnist Arthur “Burg” Baer, commenting on post-WWII MSG
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment.
Location. 40° 44.997′ N, 73° 59.513′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Seventh Avenue south of West 32nd Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Rea (a few steps from this marker); Koster & Bial’s (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Here the Motion Picture Began (about 700 feet away); 1941 · Honor Roll · 1945 (about 700 feet away); 130 West 30th Street (about 800 feet away); Farley Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jerry McAuley’s Mission (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Haymarket (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. Since Rickard’s MSG was up at Eighth Avenue and 50th Street, his appearance on this wayside in this location is nonsensical.
Regarding Madison Square Garden. The complex is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
Also see . . .
1. Madison Square Garden. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 29, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Tex Rickard. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 29, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
3. The Lost "New" Madison Square Garden - 8th Ave between 49th and 50th Streets. (Submitted on October 5, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Last updated on August 29, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 29, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.