When cows grazed next to Grand Central

The cows of 45th St? They said that the first Grand Central was in the middle of a nowhere in a cow pasture, but I never really believed it, until I saw this pic.

Ephemeral New York

They did at least until the 1870s, when this grainy photo was taken—showing a couple of bovines relaxing in a pasture at Lexington Avenue and 45th Street.

That’s a stone’s throw from Grand Central Terminal’s train shed, which was built at Fourth Avenue (now Park Avenue) in the 40s, according to New York: An Illustrated History.

“In the distance looms the northern end of the vast iron-and-glass train shed of Grand Central Depot,” the photo caption reads.

That train shed and the adjacent station were replaced by the Beaux-Arts Grand Central Terminal that still stands today.

Here’s more farm animals grazing and chilling in New York.

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