New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Alfred Sprague Bard
December 19, 1866 – March 25, 1963
25 Broad Street, originally the Broad Street Exchange Building
For over 60 years, from 1901 to 1963, Albert S. Bard practiced law and pursued his civic activities from his office here. He was a founder of the Citizenís Union, an early president of the Municipal Art Society, and an officer of the Fine Arts Federation. Bard was a national authority on “aesthetic regulation”, and a leader in early NYC preservation efforts. He was the author, and leading advocate for the “Bard Act,” the ground-breaking NY State legislation passed in Albany in 1956, which provided NYC the legal authority to adopt, in 1965, its Landmarks Law. The NYC Law set the standard for the nation, and is responsible for the protection of the architectural and historical treasures of NYC, including this building, once the cityís largest office building.
Historic Landmarks Preservation Center
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
Marker series. This marker is included in New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions marker series.
Location. 40° 42.367′ N, 74° 0.669′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Exchange Place, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lordís Canal (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); "Curbstone Brokers" (within shouting distance of this marker); Broad Street History Path (within shouting distance of this marker); First Latin School of New Amsterdam (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Stock Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named New York Stock Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); Let Freedom Ring (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New York Information Technology Center (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
Categories. • Charity & Public Work •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on December 15, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.