Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 172

Price Realized: $ 406
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Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(NEW YORK CITY.) Madison Cottage, Corporal Thompson Proprietor. Lithographed print, 12 x 19 inches; minor dampstaining, 1-inch closed tear in margin. [New York], circa 1840s

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Depicts a popular roadhouse tavern at the corner of Broadway and 23rd Street. It operated from 1839 until it was razed in 1853, and was named after the late President Madison who had died in 1836. The New York Knickerbocker Base Ball Club, the seminal amateur baseball club, practiced in the nearby park from 1842 to 1846. The cottage then lent its name to three important Manhattan landmarks: Madison Avenue, Madison Square Park (the lovely green space just to the west of Swann), and the Madison Square Garden arena, whose predecessor was located in the park.