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Bethesda Fountain and Terrace

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2012
1. Bethesda Fountain and Terrace Marker
Inscription. Designed by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould, these stairways, terrace and fountain were the focal feature of the original plan for Central Park by Vaux and Frederick Law Omsted. The fountain sculpture by Emma Stebbins, inspired by the biblical account of the miraculous pool of Bethesda, was installed in 1873
 
Erected by New York Community Trust.
 
Location. 40° 46.434′ N, 73° 58.252′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from The Mall. Touch for map. Bethesda Terrace and Fountain is located at the end of The Mall on the edge of The Lake in New York Central Park. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Employees War Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edwin Franko Goldman (about 400 feet away); 307th Infantry AEF (about 600 feet away); Knights of Pythias Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Pilgrim (about 700 feet away); Sir Walter Scott (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Falconer Statue (approx. 0.2 miles away); William John Liebig (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2012
2. Bethesda Fountain and Terrace Marker

1. Bethesda Fountain - Central Park Conservancy. Rising from Bethesda Terrace is Angel of the Waters, also called Bethesda Fountain. The statue references the Gospel of John, which describes an angel blessing the Pool of Bethesda and giving it healing powers. (Submitted on June 30, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Bethesda Terrace - Central Park.com. The structure's layout consists of both an upper and a lower terrace, which are connected by two grand staircases and a smaller one leading directly to the Mall. (Submitted on June 30, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Bethesda Terrace image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2012
3. Bethesda Terrace
Bethesda Terrace image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2012
4. Bethesda Terrace
Bethesda Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2012
5. Bethesda Fountain
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2012
6. Bethesda Fountain and Terrace
Bethesda Fountain with boaters on The Lake beyond. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 2008
7. Bethesda Fountain with boaters on The Lake beyond.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 30, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   7. submitted on September 4, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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