New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
— 34th Street district —
I am Mary Garden. I made my American debut at the Manhattan Opera House (now called Manhattan Center) playing a part written especially for me by Claude Debussy. Years later, when I retired from the stage, I worked as a successful talent scout for Metro-Goldwin-Mayer.
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Originally opened as the Manhattan Center Opera House in 1906, Manhattan Center remains a premier destination for recording artists, performers, and television productions.
”I dream and I invent – and in my field I am the master, the only one.”
- Oscar Hammerstein I, reflecting on the early success of the Manhattan Opera House, The New York Times, November 18. 1906
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is November 18, 1906.
Location. 40° 45.158′ N, 73° 59.661′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 34th Street near Eighth Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 West 34th Street, New York NY 10001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Nikola Tesla (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Institute for the Blind (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Sloane Memorial Building (about 400 feet away); Farley Post Office (about 500 feet away); 1941 · Honor Roll · 1945 (about 800 feet away); Webster Apartments (approx. 0.2 miles away); Madison Square Garden (approx. ¼ mile away); Samuel Rea (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Regarding Manhattan Center. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
Also see . . .
1. Mnahattan Center. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 26, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Mary Garden. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on September 26, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on September 26, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.