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William Lescaze

Official Landmark

 
 
Official Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 9, 2018
1. Official Landmark Marker
Inscription.  American modernist architect William Lescaze 1896-1969 designed this building in 1933 as his own home and office
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
 
Location. 40° 45.267′ N, 73° 58.255′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 48th Street, on the left when traveling east. The house is between Second and Third Avenues. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 East 48th Street, New York NY 10017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dorothy Thompson (within shouting distance of this marker); Dag Hammarskjold (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dag Hammarskjöld (about 600 feet away); The Benjamin Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Papal Visits (approx. 0.2 miles away); 570 Lexington Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Japan Society (approx. 0.2 miles away); Katharine Hepburn Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding William Lescaze. The building is included in the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to new York City, Fifth Edition.
 
Also see . . .  William Lescaze (Wikipedia). "William Edmond Lescaze (27 March 1896 – 9 February 1969) was a Swiss-born American architect, and is one of the pioneers of modernism in American architecture." (Submitted on November 10, 2018.)
211 East 48th Street image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 9, 2018
2. 211 East 48th Street
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<i>Townhouse, 211 East 48th Street, New York, NY: Front Elevation</i> - blueprint image. Click for full size.
William Lescaze (image courtesy of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum), September 26, 1933
3. Townhouse, 211 East 48th Street, New York, NY: Front Elevation - blueprint
William Lescaze image. Click for full size.
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4. William Lescaze
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on November 10, 2018.   4. submitted on April 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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