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The purpose of the meeting was to facilitate the transfer of important historical documents to preserve the integrity of the Conservancy’s institutional knowledge.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:
CSP_1906
CSP_1934_07_26
CSP_1936_08_03
CSP_1937_11_23
CSP_1938_03_11
CSP_1939_05_24
CSP_1939_05_24b
CSP_1939_06_29
CSP_1939_07_11
CSP_1939_10_06
CSP_1939_11_13
CSP_1939_11_13b
CSP_1939_11_16
CSP_1940_01_18
CSP_1940_02_20
CSP_1940_04_02
CSP_1940_04_09
CSP_1940_04_15
CSP_1940_04_22
CSP_1940_04_29
CSP_1940_04_29b
CSP_1940_05_14
CSP_1940_06_03
CSP_1940_06_04
CSP_1940_06_05
CSP_1940_06_05b
CSP_1940_06_17
CSP_1940_06_18
CSP_1940_06_21
CSP_1940_06_21b
CSP_1940_06_21c
CSP_1940_06_21d
CSP_1940_06_21e
CSP_1940_06_21f
CSP_1940_06_21g
CSP_1940_07_15
CSP_1940_10_04
CSP_1940_10_04b
CSP_1940_10_14
CSP_1940_10_14b
CSP_1940_12_11
CSP_1940_12_11b
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1483 York Avenue, P.O. Box #20523

New York, NY 10075

office address

523 East 85th Street

New York, NY 10028

our phone number 

212 459 4455

email

Executive Director, Patrick K. McCluskey:

patrick@carlschurzparknyc.org

Operations Associate, Jessica Goetz:

jess@carlschurzparknyc.org