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The historic building housing iconic eatery Tavern on the Green is (finally) set to reopen this month after a $15.9 million rehabilitation. David Dunlap dives into the history behind the "ruddy, bristling work of Victorian Gothic architecture by Jacob Wrey Mould, the structure lay almost buried under all the additions that have encrusted it since 1871, when it was an 8,000-square-foot Sheepfold—an ornate shelter for the woolly, four-legged lawn mowers that once grazed on Sheep Meadow." [NYT; previously]