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Surrogates Court

Formerly Hall of Records

 
 
Surrogates Court Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander, February 11, 2004
1. Surrogates Court Marker
Inscription.  Completed in 1907 by the firm of Morgan and Slattere and based on earlier design by John R Holmes, this building displays the grandeur of scale and eclection design associated with the Beaux Arts style. The figural scuplture depicting the stage's of man's development and notable New Yorkers was executed by Henry K Bush-Brown and Philip Martini. The interior by James White. Marble allegorical groups by Albert Weinert portraying the consolidation of greater New York and the purchase of Manhattan Island.
 
Erected 1928 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 40° 42.808′ N, 74° 0.273′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 Chambers Street, New York NY 10007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Interment Site (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rotunda (within shouting distance of this marker); Horace Greeley (within shouting distance
Surrogate's Court - Formerly Hall of Records image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner
2. Surrogate's Court - Formerly Hall of Records
of this marker); Joseph Pulitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); First Almshouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Municipal Building (about 300 feet away); Changing Landscape Obscures the Past (about 300 feet away); "Sankofa" (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Surrogates Court. The building is listed in the “American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition”.
 
Also see . . .
1. Surrogates Court, New York County. (Submitted on January 16, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. The Surrogate's Courthouse / Hall of Records -- 31 Chambers Street. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on February 20, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2011, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on April 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on January 15, 2011, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York.   2. submitted on July 2, 2011, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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