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

Edwin Franko Goldman

1878 – 1956

 

— Composer – Conductor —

 
Edwin Franko Goldman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2012
1. Edwin Franko Goldman Marker
Inscription.  A Landmark of American Music The Guggenheim Concerts by the world renowned Goldman Band were played here “on the mall” every summer from 1923 to 1969. Presented by the National Music Council and Exxon
Seal of the American Revolution Bicentennial 1776-1976
 
Erected 1976 by National Music Council and Exxon.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 40° 46.362′ N, 73° 58.266′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from The Mall. The marker is mounted on the bandshell located on The Mall in New York Central Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 307th Infantry AEF (within shouting distance of this marker); Knights of Pythias Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); City Employees War Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bethesda Fountain and Terrace (about 400 feet away); The Pilgrim
The Naumburg Bandshell image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2012
2. The Naumburg Bandshell
The Edwin Franko Goldman Marker is on the left side of the band stand.
(about 700 feet away); William John Liebig (about 800 feet away); Richard Morris Hunt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Burns Statue (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  The Day the Music Almost Died -- The Naumburg Bandshell. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 8, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Elkan Naumburg Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2012
3. Elkan Naumburg Plaque
In Memory of Elkan Naumburg Who inaugurated orchestral concerts in the old band stand on the mall 50 years ago and donated this stand in 1923 May 30, 1955 [This plaque is on the right side of the band stand.]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 30, 2020