This Vintage Photograph From 1893 Shows a Much Different Madison Square Park

Look at Madison Square Park in 1893 – Pre-Privatization & Shake Shack
Look at Madison Square Park in 1893 – Pre-Privatization & Shake Shack
Photo: Danny Meyer

This great vintage photograph of Madison Square Park shows how it looked back in 1893, much different that it appears today. As our friends at the Washington Square Park Blog pointed out:

The park seems to have retained the ‘bones’ and basic layout of that era. What is obviously missing is the Shake Shack

Among the missing Shake Shack and Dog Run, other notable differences is the missing Flatiron Plaza, perimeter fencing, and benches. This photo appears in the Danny Meyer book titled Setting the Table.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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