New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Jerry McAuley’s Mission
— 34th Street district —
My name is Maria McAuley. in the late 1800s I opened two rescue missions with my husband Jerry McAuley. One was located here near Sixth Avenue; the other is still open in lower Manhattan and is now called the New York City Rescue Mission
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In the late 1800s, much of present-day Midtown Manhattan was a slum district known as the Tenderloin. Pervasive crime and prostitution attracted civic reformers, including missionaries Jerry and Maria McAuley.
"I had been around New York some, and I’d never seen anything so bad as [the Tenderloin].”
- Founder, Jerry McAuley, June 1883
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work.
Location. 40° 44.919′ N, 73° 59.345′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 32nd Street west of Sixth Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 West 32nd St, New York NY 10001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greeley Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Retail PioneersNew York Tribune (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Martinique and McAlpin Hotels (about 400 feet away); Jackie Robinson (about 600 feet away); Herald Square (about 600 feet away); Broadway Tabernacle Church (about 600 feet away); 130 West 30th Street (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. Jerry McAuley. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on September 4, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. New York City Rescue Mission. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 4, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on September 4, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.