One of the first architectural elements constructed in Prospect Park in the 1860s, the Endale Arch was envisioned by park creators Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux as a transporting entrance to the majestic Long Meadow from Grand Army Plaza. Over the years, the arch deteriorated, losing its structural integrity and suffering from dirt, grime and invasive plants. With the support of the Tiger Baron Foundation and additional support from Council Member Brad Lander, the Prospect Park Alliance completed the $500,000 restoration project in 2020. Layers of paint and grit were peeled back, revealing handsome original details. A motif of alternating yellow Berea sandstone and New Jersey brownstone, and white pine and black walnut wood paneling, hidden for nearly a century was restored. Click here to learn more!
In this zoom presentation, Christian Zimmerman, Vice President, Capital & Landscape Management at Prospect Park Alliance, outlined the exciting process.