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Babylon in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Robert Moses

 
 
Robert Moses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 28, 2018
1. Robert Moses Marker
Inscription.  
Robert Moses, (1888-1981), was responsible for more building than any single person since the pharoahs ruled Egypt. Between 1924 and 1968, Moses was the dominant and sometimes controversial force in the creation of extraordinary public work in New York City and New York State. A resident of Thompson Avenue in Babylon Village, Moses is world-renowned for creating the modern concepts of the state park and the super highway. With an eye to the future, Moses preserved the integrity of the Long Island shoreline while creating a legacy for future generations.

 
Erected 2003.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public Work. A significant historical date for this entry is December 12, 1888.
 
Location. 40° 41.748′ N, 73° 19.576′ W. Marker is in Babylon, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and Carll Avenue, on the left when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 153 W Main Street, Babylon NY 11702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Babylon Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Babylon Village Fountain (about 300 feet away); Captain Joel Cook Monument (about 600 feet away); Babylon Town Hall
Robert Moses Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 28, 2018
2. Robert Moses Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here embedded in the lawn, directly in front of the statue
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(about 600 feet away); Babylon World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Babylon's Heros World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Suffrage Study Club (approx. ¼ mile away); The Cuban Giants (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Babylon.
 
Also see . . .  Robert Moses (Wikipedia). Robert Moses (December 18, 1888 – July 29, 1981) was an American public official who worked mainly in the New York metropolitan area. Known as the "master builder" of mid-20th century New York City, Long Island, Rockland County, and Westchester County, he is sometimes compared to Baron Haussmann of Second Empire Paris, and was one of the most polarizing figures in the history of urban development in the United States. His decisions favoring highways over public transit helped create the modern suburbs of Long Island and influenced a generation of engineers, architects, and urban planners who spread his philosophies across the nation despite his not having trained in those professions. Moses would call himself a "coordinator" and was referred to in the media as a "master builder". (Submitted on November 1, 2018.) 
 
Robert Moses statue, sculpted by Jose I. Fernandez, 2003 image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 28, 2018
3. Robert Moses statue, sculpted by Jose I. Fernandez, 2003
The plaque visible behind the statue is a donor/city councilmember plaque.
Robert Moses image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the New York Public Library
4. Robert Moses
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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