Thursday, July 26, 2018

Throwback Thursday "1890's Madison Square"

What an amazing vintage photograph! So clear and crisp with so much detail. This is from the 1890's at Madison Square. Madison Square Park (one of my favorite spots) was owned by William Vanderbilt, and opened in 1879.

Madison Square Park is named for James Madison (1751-1836), a Virginian who was the fourth President of the United States (1809-17). Madison earned the title “father of the Constitution,” from his peers in the Constitutional Convention. He also co-authored The Federalist Papers (1787-88) with New Yorkers Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. Madison was Secretary of State from 1801-09, serving through both of President Thomas Jefferson's terms. As President, he was Commander-in-Chief during the War of 1812 with the British. Madison was the rector of the University of Virginia from 1827 until he died in 1836.

There is so much history to learn about this great city. It is always so cool to read about these places and then see them in person.

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