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Central Park Garden Exterior (1870s)

Central Park Garden Exterior (1870s)

By 1868, the west side of 58th-59th streets and Seventh Avenue was occupied by a series of buildings known as the "Central Park Garden" - one of the most illustrious and busy theaters of New York at the time. At the corner of 59th and Seventh, where now stands the entrance to 200 Central Park South, stood a large restaurant (visible in the photograph) at which the theatergoers would sit for hours after a show recounting their favorite melodies. 

The theater boasted partially covered auditorium, fountains, gardens, a raised stage for the orchestra and seats for hundreds. It was sponsored by the restauranteurs, from whom conductor Theodore Thomas leased the garden and auditorium. "Central Park Garden" - a pleasure garden in the old European sense of the term - derived its name from the great park recently planned immediately to the site's north.

From its opening in the May of 1868 until October 1875, Thomas and his orchestra performed 1,127 concerts.
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