Newly restored Endale Arch that dates back to 1800s unveiled at Prospect Park
The Prospect Park Alliance on Friday unveiled a newly restored hidden gem that dates back to the 1800s.
The restored Endale Arch is one of the first architectural elements at the park.
The Endale Arch dates to its construction in the 1860s. Its main purpose was to serve as a transporting entrance.
Back in 2014, the Prospect Park Alliance began the $500,000 restoration project of the original arch, which is an architectural beauty due to its fine details.
News 12 spoke with the president of the Prospect Park Alliance, Susan Donoghue, and she says that while they restore parts of the park it’s important to look back at the past.
“A key part of our mission at the alliance is to advance the park... do it in a thoughtful way that respects the historic design and in all the work we’ve done... we have really studied, and we have really taken so seriously that role of interpreting history,” said Donoghue.
At Friday’s unveiling, the architect says they are continuing to do more research around the interior of the arch as well as into missing benches that were part of the original architecture and design.