Aymar Embury II Gallery of NYC New Deal Projects - Photo #92 - Central Park Zoo and Arsenal - Manhattan

Photo: Roy Rosenweig and Elizabeth Blackmar, The Park and the People, Cornell University Press (1992), p.450.
Central Park Zoo, architect Aymur Embury II. Opening day, December 1, 1934. Sea lion pool in foreground, which still exists in the same spot and approximatley the same form; Kelley's Restaurant and dining terrace in back (long gone), with animal-themed bas reliefs across the top, a motif used throughout the zoo.
  1. New Zoo Designed by CWA in 16 Days, New York Times, 27 February 1934, p.21.