Aymar Embury II Gallery of NYC New Deal Projects - Photo #155 - Individual buildings designed by Embury

Photo: Frank da Cruz, 21 July 2018
See Belmont Playground gallery

Belmont Playground comfort station, Belmont, Bronx NY, architect: Aymar Embury II[1]. This rather plain structure is emblematic of dozens or even hundreds of other comfort stations in NYC parks and playgrounds for which Embury is credited as architect; quite a few examples can be seen in the Bronx New Deal gallery.

  1. New $200,000 House Planned for Bronx, New York Times, 30 October 1936, p.43: "...among the building projects filed yesterday, as follows: ... 182nd , s.s. opposite Grote St.: 1-story brick comfort station 25×16; Dept. of Parks, owner; Aymar Embury 2d, architect; cost, $6,500.
  2. NYC Department of Parks Press Release, July 28, 1937.
  3. NYC Department of Parks Press Release, December 4, 1941, which includes a long and detailed plan for the expanded playground, which does not resemble what we see today except in layout.
  4. Belmont Playground History, NYC Parks website, accessed 21 October 2017.