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Headquarters

 
 
Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 22, 2009
1. Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  Headquarters
The Western Union Telegraph Co. and telegraph capitol of the world
1930-1973
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 43.048′ N, 74° 0.472′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Broadway and Worth and Thomas Streets, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 West Broadway, New York NY 10013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Duane Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Duane Park (about 400 feet away); New York Mercantile Exchange (about 600 feet away); Finn Square (about 600 feet away); James Bogardus Viewing Garden (about 600 feet away); James Bogardus Triangle (about 700 feet away); 85 Leonard Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); 31 Harrison Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Headquarters. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute
Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 12, 2019
2. Headquarters Marker
On the West Broadway side of the 60 Hudson Street building.
of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Western Union Building image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 17, 2009
3. Western Union Building
now Verizon Headquarters
Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 12, 2019
4. Headquarters Marker
The unused window area to the right of the entrance has displays of Western Union history.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Last updated on April 12, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on January 31, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   2. submitted on April 15, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on January 31, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on April 15, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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