So it turns out that all it took was one Google search! Hoorah for easy tasks that help me to procrastinate. Here proceeds the story of the Ruins of Holiday Park.
It is the 1950s and everyone in NYC is trying to build the next biggest skyscraper. To make room for such projects, the St. Paul building at 220 Broadway had to be torn down. Karl Bitter, a very famous architect had designed 3 statutes that were called the "Races of Man" (yay for GREAT TITLES). Anywhoo, these statues were priced at about $150,000 and they had a competition to see which city would house them. Off the cities went to see how best to display and preserve these statutes. Indianna ended up winning and decided to place the ruins in Holiday Park. Elmer Taflinger worked on a place to put these statutes for 20 years. And there we have it, a brief introduction to the statues. This was all rephrased from the park's site, http://www.hollidaypark.org/about-hp.html under a heading called Ruins there is also a link to a larger description of the ruins.