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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 
 
Metropolitan Mueum of Art Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Erik Lander, November 15, 2004
1. Metropolitan Mueum of Art Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1870, the museum originally opened at 681 Fifth Avenue, moved to 128 West 14th Street in 1873, and to this site in 1880. The first building in Central Park faced west and was designed by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould. It was later enlarged by Arthur Tuckerman and Theodore Weston. in 1902 the Beaux Arts addition by Richard Morris Hunt, including the Great Hall established the main entrance on Fifth Avenue. McKim, Mead and White added wings north and south between 1911 and 1926. In 1971, Kevin Roche/John Dinkerloo & associates prepared a comprehensive plan completed with six major additions between 1975 and 1989.
 
Erected 1989 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 40° 46.745′ N, 73° 57.761′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 82nd Street, on
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Photographed By Erik Lander, November 15, 2004
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the right when traveling south on 5th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 5th Ave, New York NY 10028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Metropolitan Museum Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of William Church Osborn (about 700 feet away); Cleopatra’s Needle (about 800 feet away); Central Park's Ancient Egyptian Obelisk (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pale Male (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harry F. Sinclair House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Regis High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cultural Services of The French Embassy (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  The Unfinished Cornice of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Metropolitan Museum of Art Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, May 27, 2022
3. Metropolitan Museum of Art Markers
The markers are to the right of the doors.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Erik Lander
4. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2010, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 675 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2010, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York.   3. submitted on May 27, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4. submitted on September 14, 2010, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 27, 2022