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Fourteenth Ward Industrial School of the Children’s Aid Society

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, 2000
1. Fourteenth Ward Industrial School of the Children’s Aid Society Marker
Inscription.  This Victorian Gothic structure was designed in 1888 by Calvert Vaux (co-designer of Central and Prospect Parks) and George Radford. Donated by John Jacob Astor III “in affection and remembrance” of his wife Charlotte, a supporter of the Society, it served as a center for the education and care of neighborhood immigrant children.

Plaque presented by friends of Dennis Steadman Francis (1942-1980), architectural historian whose efforts led to the building’s designation as a New York City Landmark in 1977
 
Erected by People of Transfiguration Parish and Fr. O’Connor.
 
Location. 40° 43.416′ N, 73° 59.673′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Mott Street near Prince Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 256-258 Mott Street, New York NY 10012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John N. Neumann (within shouting distance of this marker); Ancient Order of Hibernians (within shouting distance of this marker); Within These Grounds Are Buried The Pioneering Priests
Fourteenth Ward Industrial School of the Children’s Aid Society marker site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2000
2. Fourteenth Ward Industrial School of the Children’s Aid Society marker site
256-258 Mott Street
(within shouting distance of this marker); Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral (within shouting distance of this marker); Sisters of Charity (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “I Absolve You” (about 300 feet away); The Neighborhood - Little Italy (about 300 feet away); Play Street - Little Italy (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Fourteenth Ward Industrial School of the Children’s Aid Society. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Categories. ArchitectureCharity & Public Work
 
Charles Loring Brace image. Click for full size.
from Wikipedia
3. Charles Loring Brace
Founder of the Children's Aid Society
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Last updated on May 20, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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