This week’s #ThrowbackThursday is an image of the original design of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park. Landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, who designed Central Park, began redesigning Fort Greene Park in 1867. Their plans for the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument included an observatory and a rostrum – a platform for public speakers. But due to an economic downturn in 1873, only the vault for the soldiers’ remains and the foundation for the memorial were built.
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