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Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters


  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1905/00/00 C K G Billings Home C K G Billings builds a mansion called Tryon Hall (lost) with a swimming pool, horse stables and pergolas. The Fort Tryon Cottage (Billings old gatehouse), driveway gate post and The Billings Arcade remain.
1914/00/00 George Grey Barnard Work The original Cloisters museum opens at 699 Fort Washington Ave, much of the sculpture was collected by American sculptor, George Grey Barnard (his home, lost, was at 700 Fort Washington Ave).
1917/00/00 John D Rockefeller Jr Benefactor John D Rockefeller donates land to the city of New York for a park and future museum.
1925/00/00 Met Board of Trustees Trustees Metropolitan Museum of Art acquires the original Cloister and most of its collection
1925/00/00 John D Rockefeller Benefactor Metropolitan Museum of Art acquires the original Cloister and most of its collection
1927/00/00 Frederick Law Olmsted Jr Architect John D Rockefeller developes Tryon Hill into a city park
1933/00/00 John D Rockefeller Jr Benefactor John D Rockefeller donates 700 acres of the Palisades' plateau to preserve the view from The Cloisters

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Particulars for Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Area of Significance Conservation
Area of Significance Education
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Landscape Architecture
Owner Local
Area of Significance Military
Museum Type Museum
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Park
Owner Private
Architectural Style Romanesque Revival



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 19th December 1978

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters
Registry Address: Broadway and Dyckman St.
Registry Number: 78001870
Resource Type: District
Owner: Private, Local
Architect: Olmsted,Frederick Law,Jr.; et al.
Architectural Style: Romanesque
Area in Acres: 66
Contributing Buildings: 5
Contributing Structures: 8
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Landscape architecture, Conservation, Art, Military, Education, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Significant Year: 1935, 1938
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture, Landscape
Historic Sub-Function: Museum, Park
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Museum Park

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