Central Park and 72nd Street
From Park Avenue to Broadway, this virtual tour explores the 72nd Street corridor, highlighting Central Park’s vibrant heart.
Led by architectural historian Matt Postal, our route includes various sculptures and public spaces along Terrace Drive, such as The Pilgrim, commissioned by the New England Society of New York, and The Falconer, a romantic work by George B. Simonds, as well as the park’s grand centerpiece, Bethesda Terrace, and Cherry Hill, where teams of horses once drank from an ornate fountain designed by Jacob Wrey Mould, a close collaborator of Olmsted & Vaux, the park’s celebrated designers.
We’ll also consider a number of high-profile residential buildings on the park’s east and west sides, such as the châteauesque Rhinelander Waldo House, the Dakota and Oliver Cromwell Apartments, and 19 East 72nd Street, where the entrance (including doors) incorporates whimsical and often overlooked carvings by Carl P. Jennewein. Join Royal Oak for this exclusive digital tour!