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Then & Now: Central Park in the Snow 1913

Central Park in the snow

A hundred years ago Central Park was much more wooded than it is in our time—not only shadier in the summer, but also lovely after a snow.

If you look closely at the right side of both images you will see the same building still stands on Main Street across from the northwest corner of the Square.

Illuminated arches can be seen in this photo that marked the entrances to pathways through the park: miniature versions of the grand arches that spanned Main Street and major intersections at the Square.

Then & Now: Central Park in the snow 1913

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Timothy Brian McKee is a featured columnist on our site every Saturday with a column titled Native SonEvery Tuesday, he taps into his knowledge and collection of historical photos and bring us Then & Now, a brief glance at the way things were.