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New York Society for Ethical Culture Building

New York City Designated Landmark

 
 
New York Society for Ethical Culture Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 2, 2021
1. New York Society for Ethical Culture Building Marker
Inscription.  Designed by Robert D. Kohn, in the Austrian form of Art Nouveau, this structure was built in 1909-1910 to house the New York Society for Ethical Culture, Kohn, a close friend of the society's founder, Dr. Felix Adler, served as president of the society from 1921 to 1944. The architecture of the building was influenced by Otto Wagner and Josef Hoffmann of the Vienna Secession. The main entrance, on 64th street, features figurative sculpture by Estelle Rumbold Kohn, wife of the architect.
 
Erected 1989 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
 
Location. 40° 46.27′ N, 73° 58.793′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of West 64th Street and Central Park West, on the right when traveling west on West 64th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 West 64th Street, New York NY 10023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edna Ferber (within shouting distance of this marker); Dante Park (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dante Alighieri (about 800 feet away); a different marker also named Dante Park
New York Society for Ethical Culture Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 2, 2021
2. New York Society for Ethical Culture Building and Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Richard Tucker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Maine Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); To Christopher Columbus (approx. ¼ mile away); Congregation Shearith Israel (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. The New York Society For Ethical Culture (The New York Society For Ethical Culture). "THE NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR ETHICAL CULTURE is a Humanist community dedicated to ethical relationships, social justice, and environmental stewardship since 1876...." (Submitted on May 9, 2021.) 

2. Landmark Preservation 2-pp. finding on the landmark status for this property. (Submitted on May 9, 2021.)
 
Ethical Culture Building - 64th Street Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 2, 2021
3. Ethical Culture Building - 64th Street Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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