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Audubon Terrace Historic District

New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation

 
 
Audubon Terrace Historic District NYLPF marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 3, 2019
1. Audubon Terrace Historic District NYLPF marker
Inscription.  
This collection of small museums in Neo-Italian Renaissance style resembles a special ensemble of turn-of-the-century Beaux Arts planning. The complex is the only one of its kind in New York City. Charles Pratt Huntington planned the group and designed many of the buildings, which were erected between 1908 and 1930. They now house the American Numismatic Society, The Hispanic Society of America, The American Institute of Arts and Letters, the Museum of the American Indian, and Boricua College.

Grants for markers were provided by:
The Gannett Foundation
Two anonymous benefactors.

 
Erected by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 40° 50′ N, 73° 56.796′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and West 155th Street, on the right when traveling south on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 613 West 155th St, New York NY 10032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Audubon Terrace Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 3, 2019
2. Audubon Terrace Historic District
Boricua College stretches down the West 156th Street side of the Audubon Terrace Historic District.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Church of Our Lady of Esperanza (within shouting distance of this marker); The Church of the Intercession (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Audubon Park Historic District (about 600 feet away); The Main Line of Defences (about 600 feet away); Middle Redoubt of the American Army   1776 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sugar Hill Luminaries Lawn (approx. 0.4 miles away); The John T. Brush Stairway (approx. 0.4 miles away); The First Line of Defence (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The marker is a little out of date: both the Museum of the American Indian and the American Numismatic Society have moved to new quarters, with The Hispanic Society of American and The American Institute of Arts and Letters expanding into the vacated buildings.
It is also one of the rare NYLPF markers with duplicate content on both sides.
 
Regarding Audubon Terrace Historic District. The district is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .
1. The Audubon Terrace Complex - Broadway and 155th Street. Daytonian in Manhattan entry. (Submitted on November 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. The Hispanic Museum and Library history. Organization website. (Submitted on November 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

3. Boricua College. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on November 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

4. American Academy of Arts and Letters. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on November 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Audubon Terrace Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 3, 2019
3. Audubon Terrace Historic District
The Hispanic Museum and Library stretches down the West 155th Street side of the Historic District.
Audubon Terrace main entrance image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 3, 2019
4. Audubon Terrace main entrance
Sadly, closed on weekends.
Audubon Terrace central courtyard image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia, Unknown
5. Audubon Terrace central courtyard
featuring "El Cid", by sculptor Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington, ca. 1920
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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