Rainey Memorial Gates

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Rainey Memorial Gates
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Rainey Memorial Gates is located in New York City
Rainey Memorial Gates
Rainey Memorial Gates is located in New York
Rainey Memorial Gates
Rainey Memorial Gates is located in the United States
Rainey Memorial Gates
LocationBronx Zoo, New York, New York
Coordinates40°51′18″N 73°52′40″W / 40.85500°N 73.87778°W / 40.85500; -73.87778Coordinates: 40°51′18″N 73°52′40″W / 40.85500°N 73.87778°W / 40.85500; -73.87778
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectManship, Paul
Architectural styleArt Deco
NRHP reference #72000823 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMarch 16, 1972
Designated NYCLJanuary 11, 1967

Rainey Memorial Gates is a historic entrance gate located at the north side of the Bronx Zoo, within Bronx Park in the Bronx, New York City. It was built in 1934 and constructed of sculpted bronze in the Art Deco style. It was designed by noted sculptor Paul Manship (1885–1966), who worked on them starting in 1926. It stands as a memorial to noted big game hunter Paul James Rainey (1877–1923). The gates feature stylized animal and plant life including the figure of a seated lion. Low bronze screens flank the gate and connect it to the granite gatekeepers lodges. The gates are topped by 26 ton slabs of granite.[2]

It is a New York City designated landmark and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Stephen S. Lash (May 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Rainey Memorial Gates". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-01-12. See also: "Accompanying photo".