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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 
 
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By Erik Lander, November 15, 2004
1. The 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 addition 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.
 
Location. 40° 46.745′ N, 73° 57.761′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Fifth Avenue. Touch for map. Marker
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander, November 15, 2004
2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Marker
National Historic Landmark Marker
is at or near this postal address: 1000 Fifth Avenue, 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); 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); Church of St. Ignatius Loyola (approx. ¼ mile 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.) 
 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander
3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2010, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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