Aymar Embury II Gallery of NYC New Deal Projects - Photo #103 - Staten Island Zoo - Richmond

Image: Public Design Commission of the City of New York
Staten Island Zoo: Art Commission of The City of New York, Designs for a Public Structure, with a date stamp of April 2, 1934, says: "Zoological Building in Barrett Memorial Park, Borough of Richmond. Exterior to be of selected common brick, trimmed with granite, with steel windows, brick cornice and slate roofs. Ground floor to contain wings for animals, birds and reptiles with Central Exhibit of tropical fish. Basement is to contain auditorium, class rooms, kitchen and storage and Second floor have offices, hospital and laboratory. Estimated cost: $200,000.00. Location: Approximate center of Barrett Memorial Park, Borough of Richmond, facing on Broadway.

Architect, Painter or Sculptor whose designs are submitted: Aymar Embury II, Consulting Architect of Dept. of Parks, City of New York.