An Interesting Piece of Tavern on the Green History

       I’ve written several times about the history, glamour, and demise of the famous Tavern on the Green in Central Park.  But here’s a little more history.  It was originally built as a $70,000 shelter for 300 sheep in the 1870s, designed by Jacob Wrey Mould.  It existed as such for many years, and in 1934 the sheep were moved to Prospect Park in Brooklyn, and the sheepfold became a restaurant known as Tavern on the Green.  But, as we know, that restaurant is gone.  But history lives forever… 

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Death on Broadway

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Death in Central Park 

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