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Brooklyn - Prospect Park: Grecian Shelter

The Peristyle, also known as the Grecian Shelter or Croquet Shelter, can be found on South Lake Drive, north of the newly-restored Parade Grounds. Though it looks, with its numerous Corinthian columns, as if it could have fit in in Greece in the classic era, it is actually a Renaissance-style limestone structure reminisscent of 18th-century French neoclassical garden pavilions, built by McKim, Mead and White in 1903. The Parade Grounds, which it faces, once actually featured parades, as well as military exhibitions.

 

The Croquet Shelter was designated as a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1968.

 

Prospect Park National Register #80002637

Grecian Shelter National Register #72000852

 

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Taken on July 2, 2006