New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A small domed Roman-style building named the Rotunda stood on this site 1813-1870. It was the city’s first art museum and was erected to display panoramas painted by the artist, John Vanderlyn. At times the structure housed a Post Office, courts and various city agencies.
Location. 40° 42.784′ N, 74° 0.288′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Centre Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in the northeast corner of City Hall Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10279, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Horace Greeley (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Pulitzer (a few steps from this marker); First Almshouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Interment Site Surrogates Court (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brooklyn Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Provost Prison (within shouting distance of this marker); Municipal Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . Civil Engineers Plaque. Official NYC parks description (Submitted on February 24, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
More. Search the internet for The Rotunda.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 18, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4. submitted on February 21, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.