“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)

Landmarks of New York

Landmarks of New York Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2010
1. Landmarks of New York Marker
Landmarks of New York
Carrère & Hastings designed this
structure of late French Renaissance
style. It was built in 1894 and cited
by the Society of Architectual
Historians and the Municipal Art
Society in 1957 for its architectual
Plaque Erected 1957 by
The New York Community Trust

Erected 1957 by The New York Community Trust.
Location. 40° 46.335′ N, 73° 57.971′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 72nd Street near 5th Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 East 72nd Street, New York NY 10021, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pilgrim (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edwin Franko Goldman (approx. ¼ mile away); Bethesda Fountain and Terrace (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Vliet Lindsay (approx. 0.3 miles away); Balto (approx. 0.3 miles away); Upper East Side Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Andy Warhol (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lexington School for the Deaf (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
Regarding Landmarks of New York.
Henry T. Sloane Home image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 19, 2010
2. Henry T. Sloane Home
The Sloane building is on the right (4 windows wide). The Oliver Gould Jennings house (2 windows wide) is on the left.
The marker is to the left of the entrance in the center of the photo.
Construction equipment, behind a fence, prevented a vew of the street level.
Located in New York's prestigious Upper East Side, 9 East 72nd Street was built as a single-family home for Henry T. Sloane, the son of the founder of W. & J. Sloane, purveyor of fine furnishing to the wealthy. It is 25,000 square feet in size with five stories. 7 East 72nd Street (to its left), at five stories and 18,000 square feet, was built in 1899 for Oliver Gould Jennings, director of the National Fuel Gas Company. In the 1960s, the two buildings were joined and housed a private preschool and elementary school. 9 was recently sold separately from 7 and is undergoing renovation as a private home.

Henry T. Sloane's first mansion was conveyed to the then Mrs. Sloane in 1898, a month before their separation and scandalous divorce (she remarried five hours after the divorce decree!). Less than a year later, Sloane took back the house and its contents to avoid them being sold to cover the debts and overdue taxes incurred by his former wife. The house and contents were valued at $450,000 in 1899.

In consolation, Sloane completed another mansion a few blocks away in 1905.
Categories. LandmarksNotable Buildings
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 684 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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