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Trefoil Arch

trefoil arch


This ornamental archway is unique in that its east and west side walls have distinctly different looks. Named for its signature feature, the east side three-lobe patterned arch, known as a trefoil, it's also decorated with quatrefoils in round frames and bordered by four small circles. Its west side, by contrast, features a round archway and curved, rustic voussoirs, or wedge-shaped stones. Completed in 1862 carries the East Drive above and links pedestrians from Conservatory Water to the Lake and Bethesda Terrace.

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Near: Mid-Park


East Side at 73rd Street between Bethesda Fountain and the Loeb Boathouse.

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