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Duane Park

Design

 
 
Duane Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 2009
1. Duane Park Marker
Inscription.
Duane Park
Design

Originally an open commons, the park was later enclosed by an iron fence. By 1870 it had been enlarged and landscaped with trees, lawn and shrubs accorded to a design by Parks Chief Engineer Montgomery A. Kellogg and Chief Gardner Ignatz A. Pilat.
In 1887, as part of a citywide effort to improve public access to enclosed park lands, Parks Superintendent Samuel Parsons Jr. and Landscape Architect Calvert Vaux designed a plan with paths curving in from each surrounding street.
In 1940 Chief Consultant Landscape Architect Gilmore D. Clarke and Parks Landscape Architect Janet Patt redesigned the park in a formal Beaux-Arts style, and a central flagpole inscribed with Duane Park’s history was added.
The 1999 plan, by Landscape Architect Signe Nielsen, replaced paved areas with planting to evoke the more pastoral 1887 design of the park.

 
Location. 40° 43.031′ N, 74° 0.563′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Duane Street and Duane Street. Touch for map. The park is on a triangle bounded by Hudson, Duane and Staple Streets. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Duane Park from Staple Street image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 2009
2. Duane Park from Staple Street
of this marker. A different marker also named Duane Park (here, next to this marker); 31 Harrison Street (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); King's College (approx. ¼ mile away); Broadway-Chambers Building (approx. ¼ mile away); City Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); DC 37 September 11, 2001 Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); African Burial Ground National Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old St. Peter’s Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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Duane Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 2009
3. Duane Park Marker
Standard type NYC Parks marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 11, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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