9/10. The Prospect Park Refectory and Additional Park Archways

The grandest of Vaux’s unbuilt structures was the Refectory, a restaurant Colley says would have been a “major focal point” of the park. Colley writes that “this restaurant was designed to be approached from the Concert Grove and Lookout Hill and had terraces cascading down to the Lake to provide additional access for boaters and skaters.”

In addition to the Refectory, the observation tower and the carriage concourse, additional archways were also removed from the plan for Prospect Park.

Want to learn more about the history of Prospect Park? Join us for an upcoming Secrets of Prospect Park Walking Tour, and keep reading for more lost or never built structures!

Secrets of Prospect Park

Next, discover the Top 12 Secrets of Prospect Park