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Albert Sprague Bard

 
 
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By Steve Masler, November 7, 2019
1. Albert Sprague Bard Marker
Inscription.  
Albert Sprague Bard
December 19, 1866 - March 25, 1963
25 Broad Street, originally the
Broad Exchange Building
For over 60 years, from 1901 to 1963, Albert S. Bard practiced law and pursued his civic activities from his office here. He was a founder of the Citizen's Union, an early President of the Municipal Art Society, and an officer of the Fine Arts Federation. Bard was a national authority on "aesthetic regulation,” and a leader in early NYC preservation efforts He was the author, and leading advocate for the "Bard Act,” the ground-breaking NY State legislation passed in Albany in 1956, which provided NYC the legal authority to adopt, in 1965, its Landmarks Law. The NYC Law set the standard for the nation, and is responsible for the protection of the architectural and historical treasures of NYC, including this building, once the city's largest office building.
Historic Landmarks Preservation Center
Medallion Program Created by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel

 
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Location.
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By Steve Masler, November 7, 2019
2. Albert Sprague Bard Marker
40° 42.359′ N, 74° 0.674′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Broad Street near Beaver Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Broad Street, New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Curbstone Brokers" (a few steps from this marker); Broad Street History Path (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord’s Canal (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); First Latin School of New Amsterdam (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Stock Exchange (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named New York Stock Exchange (about 300 feet away); New York Information Technology Center (about 300 feet away); Marinus Willett (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Albert S. Bard (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 24, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public Work
 
Albert Sprague Bard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, November 7, 2019
3. Albert Sprague Bard Marker
25 Broad Street, Broad Exchange Building
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2019, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 23, 2019, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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