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Naumburg Bandshell

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  • 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"

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