Aymar Embury II Gallery of NYC New Deal Projects - Photo #138 - Individual buildings designed by Embury

Photo: Found on Pinterest
Chelsea Park Milk Station, Manhattan. Pinterest caption says "Milk station on the 27 St side of Chelsea Park. A cookie cost 3 cents. A paper cup with a few ounces of milk was 2 cents in the 1940s". Milk stations were common figures in NYC parks during the first half of the 20th Century; there were large ones ("dairies") in Prospect Park and Central Park. The latter still exists but no longer gives out clean milk to babies (its original purpose). The one shown here was built in 1936; architect: Aymar Embury II[1]. It no longer exists.
  1. Manhattan New Building Database, Office for Metropolitan History, Dept of Buildings No.74: "1936; 27th St W, ns, bet 9th & 10th Avs (Chelsea Park); NYC Dept of Parks; Architect: Aymar Embury II: 1½-sty bk milk station, 15×12.
  2. NYC Parks Department press release 26 October 1937 mentions another milk station in Mount Morris Park in Manhattan, Madison Avenue, 120-124 Streets (Marcus Garvey Park now...)  Google Maps shows a small building in that location but I can't find a picture of it.