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1900: Bowling Green and Lower Broadway

A colorized photochrom print depicting an aerial view of Bowling Green and its surrounding buildings.

Bowling Green was designated a park in 1733, but the wrought iron fence that surrounds it also dates back to the 18th century. It was installed in 1771 to protect a giant statue of King George III that was erected in the park six years earlier by the British government.

Artist Credit: Thomas Horner. Reprinted with permission.


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