Season 1

1. Central Park

Central Park in The Gilded Age on HBO
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Central Park was built over the course of two decades, from 1857 to 1876. The Gilded Age has its characters taking walks, riding carriages and meeting people in the park. One of those meeting locations, Bethesda Fountain, was a real-life filming location. It was shot on a sunny afternoon, with hundreds of period costumed extras filling the large terrace. The main action took place around the fountain.

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Bethesda Terrace was designed by Calvert Vaux, one of the two main architects for Central Park, while the sculptures of the terrace and the fountain were designed by the mostly-forgotten architect Jacob Wrey Mould.