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Police Athletic League Building

New York City Designated Landmark

 
 
Police Athletic League Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2000
1. Police Athletic League Building Marker
Inscription.  Constructed in 1885, the Police Athletic League Building originally housed Grammar School 47, one of the first New York City schools built for the education of girls, and the 12th Street Advanced School for Girls. Founded in 1856 by Lydia Wadleigh, designed by architect Thomas R. Jackson in the Anglo-Italianate style, the building has a rusticated brownstone base, prominent arched openings, a central entrance porch, and two pavilions with pediments flanking a recessed central section. The Police Athletic League, established in 1914 as the Junior Police Corps, provides athletic facilities for children and has occupied the building since 1958.
New York Landmark Preservation Foundation
1999
 
Erected 1999 by New York Landmark Preservation Foundation
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Location. 40° 44.019′ N, 73° 59.537′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 12th Street near near University Place, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 ½ East 12th Street, New York NY 10003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Police Athletic League Building image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2000
2. Police Athletic League Building
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
distance of this marker. Frank O'Hara (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninth Regiment New York State (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hotel Albert (about 300 feet away); The Cast Iron Building (about 400 feet away); Beatrix Farrand (about 500 feet away); Lincoln Building (about 600 feet away); Eleanor Roosevelt (about 700 feet away); Dawn Powell (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Police Athletic league website. (Submitted on November 3, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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