New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1988 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 40° 42.766′ N, 74° 0.383′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Broadway near Murray Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 200th Anniversary of the Construction of City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); First Underground Railway Excavation (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Barre (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathan Hale (within shouting distance of this marker); Mail Street 1875-1939 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Declaration of Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); The Provost Prison (within shouting distance of this marker); New York City Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. The marker is on the Broadway/Murray Street side of the building. With 9/11 security measures, it is visible only from a distance, unless there is an event like an Open House New York Tour.
Regarding City Hall. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
Also see . . . Historic American Buildings Survey record for the New York City Hall. Library of Congress entry:
Significance: The New York City Hall has served since 1812 as the center of municipal government. Designed by John McComb, Jr. and Joseph Mangin in the Federal style with French Renaissance overtones, it has been praised as the most beautiful city hall in the United States. The symmetrical plan, crowning cupola, and delicate decorative details are among the outstanding features of the building. Not only is the building an exceptional design, but it also houses a notable collection of American painting and sculpture. (Submitted on March 6, 2013.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2013, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 344 times since then. Last updated on March 3, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2013, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. 3, 4. submitted on March 6, 2013. 5. submitted on March 1, 2013, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.