Rainey Memorial Gates

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Rainey Memorial Gates
Rainey Memorial Gate (4372257682).jpg
Rainey Memorial Gates is located in New York City
Rainey Memorial Gates
Location New York Zoological Park, New York, New York
Coordinates 40°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
Area less than one acre
Built 1934
Architect Manship, Paul
Architectural style Art Deco
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP March 16, 1972

Rainey Memorial Gates is a historic entrance gate located at the north side of the New York Zoological Park in The Bronx, New York, New York. 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]