Real Estate: The Garden Grows Again

Few landmarks have had as many incarnations as Manhattan's Madison Square Garden. Converted from a rail depot by P. T. Barnum in 1873, the Garden in 1890 moved into new quarters that were designed by Stanford White, the great architect who was shot to death on its roof garden 16 years later by Millionaire Harry K. Thaw, who resented White's flirtation with Thaw's showgirl wife. In 1925 White's Garden was razed, and a new one erected across town from Madison Square on Eighth Avenue. Here, over the years, Joe Louis stiffened his "bum of the month," hockey players scuffled,...

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