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Bowling Green

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Bowling Green Marker

  • Location: South side of Bowling Green Fountain
  • Description: Plaque on plinth
  • Materials: Bronze, Milford pink granite
  • Dimensions: Marker H 8" W: 2'6" D: 3'1"
  • Cast: 1938
  • Dedicated: 1938
  • Fabricator: Landolt Sons, Brooklyn, NY
  • Donor: Gardner Osborn
  • Inscription: BOWLING GREEN / THE FIRST PUBLIC PARK TO BE / ESTABLISHED IN NEW YORK / MARCH 12, 1733 / "RESOLVED THAT THIS CORPORATION WILL / LEASE A PIECE OF LAND LYING AT THE / LOWER END OF BROADWAY FRONTING TO / ~ THE FORT TO SOME OF THE INHABITANTS ~ / OF THE SAID BROADWAY IN ORDER TO BE / INCLOSED TO MAKE A BOWLING GREEN / THEREOF WITH WALKS THEREIN, FOR THE / BEAUTY AND ORNAMENT OF THE SAID ~/ STREET AS WELL AS FOR THE RECREATION / & DELIGHT OF THE INHABITANTS OF THIS CITY." / FROM THE MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL. / RECONSTRUCTED 1938

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