Madison Square Garden, 1924

Madison Square Garden, 1924
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The second Madison Square Garden, seen here decorated for the 1924 Democratic National Convention, was located at East 26th Street and Madison Avenue, where the New York Life Building stands today. This incarnation of the Garden replaced a more primitive open-air arena. Designed by the famed architect Stanford White in 1890, it was also the site of his 1906 murder by socialite Harry K. Thaw over White's affair with Thaw's wife, the actress Evelyn Nesbit. The building was designed in the Beaux-Arts style and boasted a roof garden restaurant. Before being closed in 1925, the Garden hosted countless boxing matches, the Ringling and Barnum circuses, and numerous theatrical and musical performances. It was the last Madison Square Garden located at Madison Square.

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