Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Institute of Fine Arts

Landmarks of New York

 
 
Institute of Fine Arts plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 26, 2019
1. Institute of Fine Arts plaque
Inscription.  
Modeled after the late eighteenth century Hotel Labottiere in Bordeaux, this mansion was designed by the firm of Horace Trumbauer for James B. Duke and completed in 1912. In 1958 it was presented by Mrs. James B. Duke and Miss Doris Duke to the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
Plaque presented 1959 by
The New York Community Trust
 
Erected 1959 by The New York Community Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 40° 46.578′ N, 73° 57.835′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of East 78th Street and Fifth Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East 78th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 East 78th Street, New York NY 10075, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cultural Services of The French Embassy (a few steps from this marker); Harry F. Sinclair House (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper East Side Historic District (about 600 feet
Institute of Fine Arts image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 17, 2015
2. Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street. The plaque is visible near the corner.
away, measured in a direct line); Metropolitan Museum Historic District (about 800 feet away); Kerbs Memorial Boathouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pale Male (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Metropolitan Museum of Art (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cleopatra’s Needle (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Institute of Fine Arts. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .
1. New York University Institute of Fine Arts. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. NYU - The Institute of Fine Arts. Institute website (Submitted on February 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

3. James Buchanan Duke. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on February 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Institute of Fine Arts plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, February 16, 2021
3. Institute of Fine Arts plaque
Fifth Avenue side plaque
James Buchanan Duke image. Click for full size.
via Wikipedia, unknown
4. James Buchanan Duke
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on February 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on February 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
Paid Advertisement
Mar. 5, 2021