Van Cortlandt Park - Photo #3


Van Cortlandt Park headquarters building on Broadway and Manhattan College Parkway (about where 243rd Street would be). Provenance unknown but Parks Department press release of March 14, 1935[1], says:
The Department of Parks is carrying on an extensive campaign of comfort station renovation. Seventy-five per cent of these buildings were in poor condition and in need of repair at the advent of the new administration. It will be necessary, in many cases, to erect entirely new buildings to replace the antiquated and temporary types of shelter in various parks. Many of these buildings were erected in the late nineties and are still in use. They are constructed of wood ... Plans are in progress to renovate the comfort stations in the following parks in the near future: ... Van Cortlandt Park - two.
It's not clear how many comfort stations existed in Van Cortlandt Park in 1935, but this was probably one of them.


  1. NYC Parks Dept press release of March 14, 1935
  2. New Deal Assistance in NYC Parks Department Projects, 1934-43.