Mineral Springs

Mineral Springs

In the 19th century, New Yorkers flocked to Mineral Springs to “take the waters,” believing that the natural spring waters north of Sheep Meadow could cure all manner of ailments. Calvert Vaux designed the Venetian-Moorish concession building, complete with marble panels, marble flooring, and silver taps dispensing water for five or ten cents a glass. The building was demolished in the 1950s. Today, the site is where hungry Park-goers can find Le Pain Quotidien.

Location

Mid-Park at 69th Street

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Restrooms

Yes

Maintained by other organization. Restroom is not wheelchair accessible.