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Sniffen Court

New York City Historic District

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, March 10, 2015
1. Sniffen Court Marker
Inscription.  
Designated an historic district on June 21, 1966 by the New York City landmarks Preservation Commission, these buildings were constructed in Early Romanesque Revival style about the time of the Civil War and were used as stables by residents of Murray Hill. Although many have undergone changes during the past hundred years, the general effect of the district is that originally created providing an unusually picturesque and charming area. The rear of the court is the exterior wall of the former studio of Sculptress Malvina Hoffman (1887-1966)

Plaque donated by the Sniffen Court Association, 1970
 
Erected 1970 by Sniffen Court Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
 
Location. 40° 44.836′ N, 73° 58.67′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 36th Street near Third Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Malvina Hoffman (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Light
Sniffen Court Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 10, 2015
2. Sniffen Court Marker
The marker is to the right of the gated entrance.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 152 East 38th Street (about 500 feet away); The Gabarron Foundation (about 600 feet away); Murray Hill Historic District (about 600 feet away); John Paul II House (about 700 feet away); 23 Park Avenue (about 800 feet away); Mary Lindley Murray (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Sniffen Court. The buildings are listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .  Excrutiating Charm - Sniffen Court. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Sniffen Court image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 10, 2015
3. Sniffen Court
A view through the gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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