New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Bronxville Eagle
One of the 12 cast iron bald eagles perched atop the original Grand Central in 1898; (sic) this 1 ½ ton sculpture was removed in 1910. It ultimately came to reside on the grounds of the Westchester home of Laurie Hawkes and Paul Grand Pre.
Ms. Hawks and Mr. Grand Pre graciously offered the noble symbol of Grand Central Terminal’s historic past to E. Virgil Conway, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, who arranged for its triumphant return as part of the terminal’s rededication in 1998. It now adorns the Lexington Avenue entrance to Grand Central Terminal.
The eagle was restored for MTA Metro-North by Architectural Iron Company and Evergreen Studios and is finished in gold and palladium leaf and brown paints.
October 18, 1999
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 40° 45.127′ N, 73° 58.541′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Lexington AvenueTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10170, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Chrysler Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Place (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Central Terminal (about 500 feet away); The Vanderbilt Eagle (about 700 feet away); Library Walk (about 800 feet away); Nathan Hale (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ptl. Thomas Schimenti, NYPD (approx. 0.2 miles away); 101 Park Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Vanderbilt Eagle at Vanderbilt Avenue and East 42nd Street
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.