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163-165 West 57th Street

New York City Designated Landmark

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2017
1. 163-165 West 57th Street Marker
Inscription.  Constructed in 1916 and designed by architects George A. & Henry Boehm, this building was built for the Louis H. Chalif Normal School of Dancing. The asymmetrical facade of this five-story structure has motifs inspired by the Italian Renaissance and mannerist styles. Distinctive with its tan-gray colored brick laid in diamond pattern and with its notable polychrome terra cotta adorned with classical and theatrical references, the facade ends in a colonnaded loggia with overhanging copper cornice.

Columbia Artists Management Inc., one of the world's most influential management and booking firms specializing in classical music, opera, theater and dance, acquired the building in 1959 for its headquarters and recital hall.
 
Erected 2000 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicEducationEntertainment.
 
Location. 40° 45.925′ N, 73° 58.768′ W. Marker is in New York, New York
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2017
2. 163-165 West 57th Street and Marker - Wide View
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, in New York County. Marker is on West 57th Street east of 7th Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 163-165 West 57th, New York NY 10019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carnegie Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Alwyn Court Apartments (within shouting distance of this marker); Osborne Apartments (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leonard Bernstein (about 300 feet away); Rodin Studios (about 300 feet away); 130 West 57th Street (about 300 feet away); "The Writers' Room" (about 500 feet away); 213 West 58th Street (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The marker is across the street from Carnegie Hall.
 
Regarding 163-165 West 57th Street. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .
1. The 1916 Chalif Normal School of Dancing... (Daytonian in Manhattan, 8/23/2012). (Submitted on December 4, 2017.)
2. "The Chalif Text Book of Dancing". Internet Archive copy (Submitted on March 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Louis H. Chalif image. Click for full size.
From Socalfolkdance.org
3. Louis H. Chalif
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on March 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on March 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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