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Naumburg Bandshell map_it

  • Location: North end of Mall
  • Architect: Tachau and Vaught
  • Description: Bandshell, mounted plaque
  • Materials: Bandshell exterior--Indiana limestone; Bandshell interior--cast stone; Plaque--bronze
  • Dimensions: Bandshell H: 42' W: 60' D: 33'; Plaque H: 10" W: 1'4½"
  • Cast: 1923
  • Dedicated: 1923
  • Donor: Elkan Naumburg
  • Inscription: 1) front of stage: "PRESENTED TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK / AND ITS MUSIC LOVERS / BY / ELKAN NAUMBURG, 1923"

    2) plaque: "IN MEMORY OF / ELKAN NAUMBURG / WHO INAUGURATED ORCHESTRAL / CONCERTS IN THE OLD BAND STAND / ON THE MALL 50 YEARS AGO AND / DONATED THIS STAND IN 1923 /---/ MAY 30, 1955"

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

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There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsEast 72nd St Playground

The East 72nd St Playground is closed for construction. It will reopen this summer. Central Park Conservancy is renovating the playground to improve its accessibility and connection to the park's landscape. Please visit the Central Park Conservancyfor more information.

ParkCentral Park

As of April 27, Central Park's Bow Bridge is closed to the public for structural work and a fresh coat of paint. The work is expected to last three to four months. Removing the old paint will require wrapping the bridge in a tent-like structure to prevent debris from falling into the water. Along with repainting, the work will include replacing the wooden decking, fixing several beams on the underside of the span, and reinforcing approaches at either end.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

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