New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bernard M. Baruch College / CUNY
17 Lexington Avenue
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the New York, New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions series list.
Location. 40° 44.359′ N, 73° 59.089′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and East 23rd Street on Lexington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 Lexington Avenue, New York NY 10010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peter Cooper (about 300 feet Cyrus West Field (about 400 feet away); Gramercy Park Clubhouse (about 600 feet away); Gramercy Park (about 600 feet away); James Harper (about 600 feet away); The Firefighter Dan DeFranco Building (about 700 feet away); James Cagney (about 700 feet away); Gramercy Park Historic District (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . Baruch College (Wikipedia). "Baruch is one of CUNY's senior colleges. It traces its roots back to the 1847 founding of the Free Academy, the first institution of free public higher education in the United States. The New York State Literature Fund was created to serve students who could not afford to enroll in New York City’s private colleges. The Fund led to the creation of the Committee of the Board of Education of the City of New York, led by Townsend Harris, J.S. Bosworth, and John L. Mason, which brought about the establishment of what would become the Free Academy, on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan....The Free Academy became the College of the City of New York, now The City (Submitted on April 26, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 4. submitted on April 8, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.