“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Lincoln Building

Lincoln Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. Lincoln Building Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1889-1890, this Romanesque Revival building is representative of an important transitional phase in the history of tall buildings. Designed by the well-known New York architect, R.H. Robertson, it is considered to be his first skyscraper. The building combines steel skeleton construction with traditional masonry bearing walls of limestone, granite and brick. It features exceptionally fine carved stone and terracotta detail.
Erected 1989 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Location. 40° 44.123′ N, 73° 59.505′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Square West and East 14th Street, on the left when traveling north on Union Square West. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Union Square West, New York NY 10003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninth Regiment New York State (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lafayette (about 500 feet away); Abraham Lincoln Statue (about 600 feet away); Frank O'Hara
Lincoln Building image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Lincoln Building
Plaque is located on southeast corner of the building. Part of it is visible behind the "stop" hand on the pedestrian crossing signal.
(about 700 feet away); Levi Parsons Morton (about 800 feet away); Beatrix Farrand (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cast Iron Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
Categories. Notable Buildings
National Architectural Trust Easement Seal image. Click for full size.
By R. C., October 17, 2009
3. National Architectural Trust Easement Seal
Located above the Lincoln Building plaque.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 589 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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