Uncovering History!

Recently, Board Chair Judy Howard, Gardening Committee Chair Susan Bernstein, and Conservancy Historian Jeffrey Evans met with past Carl Schurz Park Association President Laura Mayer.  Back in the 1970’s, Laura was instrumental in forging the first ever public-private partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.


The purpose of the meeting was to facilitate the transfer of important historical documents to preserve the integrity of the Conservancy’s institutional knowledge.  Laura released a virtual treasure trove of materials including dozens of photos from the 1938-1940 construction of the FDR Drive and subsequent restoration of Carl Schurz Park.


We found the photos to be of such interest that we have posted them on our website under historical archives.  We hope you will enjoy this photographic journey as much as we did.  

Scroll through the photos below:
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