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N.d., circa 1850. This is a colorized version of a rare New York City print. A copy of this print is in the Museum of the City of New York, but that copy is not hand-colored like this copy. Madison Cottage was a popular road-house located by what is now Madison Square Park, or the intersection of Fifth Avenue, Broadway and 23rd Street, until it was razed in 1853. The road house was the first stop for travelers leaving the city, or the last one before entering. Like many coach stops, it also functioned as a tavern, but it was also a cattle exhibition hall and a popular meeting place for horse racing enthusiasts, especially upper class men. After being torn down, it was replaced by Franconi's Hippodrome which was used for chariot races. The print proper measures 23 by 35 cm, and it is matted.