Castle Garden and Battery Park (Images of America) by Barry Moreno

By Barry Moreno

Few structures in big apple have had a richer and extra assorted lifestyles than 200-year-old fortress Clinton, the excellent pink sandstone constitution that lies in ancient Battery Park. even if initially outfitted as a citadel ahead of the outbreak of the struggle of 1812, its genuine popularity rests at the years whilst it was once identified around the world as fortress backyard, a reputation that underlined its intimate reference to the encircling park. lower than that identify, it served successively as Manhattan�s preeminent public occasions corridor and theater (1824�1855), then as America�s first nice touchdown position for thousands of immigrants (1855�1890), and at last because the oldest and grandest municipal aquarium within the usa (1896�1941). fort backyard and Battery Park invitations readers to step again in time and dip into this mythical monument�s dramatic tale and find out how it has controlled to outlive into the twenty first century.

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