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Nine Keystones, circa 1924/"Night", circa 1910

 
 
Nine Keystones, circa 1924/"Night", circa 1910 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 23, 2015
1. Nine Keystones, circa 1924/"Night", circa 1910 Marker
Inscription. Nine Keystones, circa 1924
From the Park Lane Hotel, formerly at 299 park Avenue, Manhattan, designed by Schultz and Weaver
Limestone
66.252.1-9, Gift of the Anonymous Arts Recovery Society and Frederick Fried

These large keystones of male heads wearing garlands of grapevines represent satyrs (mythological creatures that are part human and part animal) or, perhaps, Bacchus, the god of wine in classical mythology. Their lively visages once adorned the façade of the Park Lane Hotel at park Avenue between Forty-eight and Forty-ninth Streets in Manhattan. The fourteen-story building was demolished in 1966.

Adolph A. Weinman
(American, 1870-1952)
Night, circa 1910
From the Pennsylvania Railroad Station, formerly at 31st to 33rd Streets between7th and 8th Avenues, Manhattan, designed by Charles Follen McKim
Granite
66.250.1, Gift of Lipsett Demolition Co. and Youngstown Cartage

This slumbering female figure once stood beside a huge clock above an entrance to the original Pennsylvania Station. The vast complex, completed in 1910, was designed by Charles Follen McKim and modeled after the Roman Baths of Caracalla. (A column from the waiting room is installed on the lower terrace of the sculpture garden.) Each of four pedestrian entryways to the terminal was surmounted by a clock,
Nine Keystones, above/"Night", below image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 23, 2015
2. Nine Keystones, above/"Night", below
flanked by two allegorical figures representing time. Day held a sunflower, and the hooded Night, seen here, bears a drooping poppy. The terminal building was demolished in 1963. This sculpture was retrieved from landfill in the New Jersey Meadowlands.

 
Erected by The Brooklyn Museum. (Marker Number 66.252.1-9.)
 
Location. 40° 40.252′ N, 73° 57.836′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Eastern Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11238, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pilaster Capitals, 1898 (here, next to this marker); Plaque, circa 1885 (here, next to this marker); Atlantes Figures, circa 1899 (here, next to this marker); Four Pairs of Pegasus Figures, 1934 (here, next to this marker); Ionic Capital and Column Base, circa 1901 (here, next to this marker); Replica of the Statue of Liberty, circa 1900 (here, next to this marker); The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); James T Stranahan (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
More about this marker. In the sculpture garden of the Brooklyn Museum.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
"Day" at the Meadowlands landfill. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 5, 2015
3. "Day" at the Meadowlands landfill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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