European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 16 1968, Page 12

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 16, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseFirst Garden was an abandoned Railroad shed operated by p. T. Barnum. Garden no. 2 boasted Graceful columns nude state of Diana. The new the year was 1874. Ulysses was in the White House. In new York Boss Tweed was convicted of graft. And on april 27 of that year Madison Square Garden was born Al though under another name showman p. T. Barnum took Over a abandoned Railroad shed at Broadway and fifth Avenue and called it the great roman hippodrome. Tiers of wooden seats surrounded an Arena which was open to the sky. On Rainy Days a Tarpaulin was stretched Over Iton feb. 11 new York s fourth Madi son Square Garden opened above the tracks of Pennsylvania station Between seventh and eighth avenues and 31stand 33rd streets. It is a $150-million entertainment Complex blocks away and nearly a Century removed from Barnum s opening spectacle was a Salute to the Uso starring Bob Hope bin Crosby Pearl Bailey and others. Ticket prices were scaled from $10 to $250,with most of the proceeds going to Ward the entertainment of american fighting men. The new Garden has a 20,000-Seatarena in its 13-Story circular sports and r by arthure Ett a staff writer entertainment Center. In the same bin Imp Are an exposition Rotunda a i seat movie theater a museum a Mason Square Garden Hall of Fame 5,000-seat Felt forum Amphitheater 48-Lane Bowling Alley. The latter ? attractions have been open since 1-last year. A another facility is a 29-Story a sheathed office building joined to sports Center by a Mill Jan rec Orf and almost a City Block wide the entire project was privately financed by Madison Square Garden a T is 75 per cent own Edine Madison Square Garden Corn a25 per cent by the Pennsylvania Road Irving m. Felt is chairman president of Garden Center inc Barnum s old hippodrome be tured Chariot races elephant acts co boys and indians and a Freak show 1 pulled out of the project in 1875 Ai bandmaster Patrick Gilmore took of the lease and renamed it Gilmor Garden. He introduced boxing match first time advertising the illustrated lectures on pugilist d cause state Law banned prize 1878, the property was acquire by the new York Central Railroad an the following years its president Wil Liam h. Vanderbilt renamed it Madi son Square Garden after its location. Vanderbilt s Garden became a attraction for wealthy male socialites. The new York times reported of fight involving John l. Sulivan tier after tier of Silver headed Walkingsticks opera hats White shirt fronts and evening Ulster Rose to the eaves while a Cloud of tobacco smoke ascended to the roof obscuring the Small boys who dangled their legs from the newly formed Madison Square Garden corp. Bought the original Gar. A put the wreckers to work onit in 1889, and on june 17, 1890 architect Stanford White s colonnaded Newgarden was opened. Surmounting the building was an 18-foot nude statue of the goddess Diana. NT3 a the roof of this Gardenin 1906 that its creator White was shot to death by Harry k. Thaw in a celebrated affair of Honor involving show girl Evelyn was in this Arena in 1892 that Rover Cleveland became the first presidential candidate to hold a Garden rally. The second Garden was razed in 1925for an office building after a Farewell by � clog Lam 11 Pago " c ,

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