New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
New York Institute for the Blind
— 34th Street district —
My name is Fanny Crosby. I entered the New York Institution for the Blind as a student in 1835 at the age of 15. I later taught grammar, rhetoric, and history as a faculty member of the school. I published two autobiographies, four books of poetry, and over 8,000 hymns and gospel songs, some of which are still sung today.
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The New York Institute for the Blind (NYIB) was founded in 1831 as the first school in the United States dedicated to teaching the blind.
The New York Point, invented by William Bell Wait, “marked a great advance in progress for the use and education of the blind.”
- from quarterly journal Outlook for the Blind, autumn, 1916
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 40° 45.184′ N, 73° 59.741′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 34th Street east of Ninth Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 360 W 34th St, New York NY 10001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking William Sloane Memorial Building (a few steps from this marker); Manhattan Center (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Webster Apartments (about 500 feet away); Nikola Tesla (about 600 feet away); Farley Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bob's Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nero Wolfe (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1941 · Honor Roll · 1945 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. New York Institute for Special Education. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on September 30, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Fanny Crosby. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 30, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
3. William Bell Wait. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on September 30, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 750 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on September 30, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.