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

Levi Parsons Morton

 
 
Levi Parsons Morton Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
1. Levi Parsons Morton Plaque
Inscription.  
New York, Home of distinguished Americans

May 16, 1824—May 16, 1920
Vice President of The United States, 1889-1893
Member of Congress from New York, 1879—1881
Minister to France, 1881—1885
Governor of New York, 1895—1897

Lived in a house on this site from 1886 to 1889

 
Erected 1965 by The New York Community Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1865.
 
Location. 40° 44.242′ N, 73° 59.549′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. It is in Union Square. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue and West 16th Street, on the right when traveling north on 5th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 85 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 17 West 16th Street / Margaret Sanger Clinic (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mohandas K. Gandhi (about 700 feet away); Lincoln Building (about 800 feet away); Abraham Lincoln Statue
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(about 800 feet away); Independence Flagstaff (about 800 feet away); New York City Garment Workers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the New York City Pride March (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gorham Apartments (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Trust's "Landmarks of New York". A long-time crusader for preservation, the Municipal Art Society joined with The New York Community Trust in 1956 to begin the “Landmarks of New York” project. (Submitted on October 27, 2009.) 

2. Levi P. Morton. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

3. The Lost Wm. A. Spencer Mansion - 85 Fifth Avenue. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry on the previous building on the site that Morton occupied. (Submitted on February 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
85 Fifth Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
2. 85 Fifth Avenue
Plaque is in the bottommost location in lower right-hand corner of photo. The other "plaque" contains only the wording "B. Shackman & Co. Favors and Novelties," a former company that owned the building.
Levi Parsons Morton & B. Shackman & Co. plaques image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, September 23, 2019
3. Levi Parsons Morton & B. Shackman & Co. plaques
Levi Parsons Morton image. Click for full size.
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4. Levi Parsons Morton
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2009, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,082 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2009, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on February 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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