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The Town Hall

 
 
The Town Hall plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, February 8, 2019
1. The Town Hall plaque
Inscription.  
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.

Built in 1921 by the League for Political Education, the Town Hall was home to NBC’s program “America’s Town Hall meeting of the Air” during the Golden Age of radio. The broadcast, with its use of audience participation, promised to democratize civic discourse and education.

National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
Designated 2012
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCommunications. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
 
Location. 40° 45.361′ N, 73° 59.074′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 43rd Street west of Sixth Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 W 43rd St, New York NY 10036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lambs Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Knickerbocker Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Eugene O'Neill
The Town Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, February 8, 2019
2. The Town Hall
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(about 500 feet away); Medal of Honor Recipients (about 500 feet away); The Crystal Palace (about 600 feet away); Algonquin Hotel (about 600 feet away); Former School of Performing Arts (about 700 feet away); Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Town Hall (New York City). Wikipedia entry (Submitted on November 1, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Inside The Town Hall, a Times Square Theater Founded by Suffragists. Untapped New York entry (Submitted on November 1, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
The Town Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, February 8, 2019
3. The Town Hall
The Town Hall interior image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Byram, 2018
4. The Town Hall interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 1, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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May. 16, 2022