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Former School of Performing Arts

Designated Landmark New York City

 
 
Former School of Performing Arts Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
1. Former School of Performing Arts Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1893—94 as public school 67, this Romanesque Revival style building was designed by C.B.J. Snyder, Superintendent of School Buildings for the New York City Board of Education. From 1948 to 1984 it was the School of Performing Arts, founded by Principal Dr. Franklin J. Keller, his faculty and an advisory commission of leading professionals in dance, drama and music. This innovative school offered professional training combined with academic education.
 
Erected 1998 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1948.
 
Location. 40° 45.466′ N, 73° 59.015′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 46th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 West 46th Street, New York NY 10036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lambs Club (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Father Duffy Memorial (about 600 feet away); Duffy Square (about 600 feet away); The Town Hall
Former School of Performing Arts Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
2. Former School of Performing Arts Marker
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(about 700 feet away); Birthplace of Eugene O'Neill (about 700 feet away); Algonquin Hotel (about 800 feet away); Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stage Door Canteen (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. High School for the Performing Arts - wikipedia. The High School of Performing Arts, more formally known as The School of Performing Arts: A Division of the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, informally known as "PA", was a public alternative high school in New York, New York, USA that existed from 1948 through 1984. (Submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. Public School 67 - No. 120 West 46th Street. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
The Former High School of Performing Arts image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2012
3. The Former High School of Performing Arts
Scene from "Fame" image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Greatest Movie Themes, 1980
4. Scene from "Fame"
The 1980 musical film set at the school.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   4. submitted on October 30, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 21, 2022