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Upper East Side in Manhattan in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Ada Louise Huxtable

March 14, 1921 – January 7, 2013


— 969 Park Avenue, Manhattan —

Ada Louise Huxtable Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
1. Ada Louise Huxtable Marker
Inscription.  A pioneering critic who made architecture part of the public discourse, Ada Louise Huxtable was the first full-time architect critic on any American newspaper when named to that position at The New York Times in 1963. In 1970, she was awarded the first Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. She left The New York Times in 1981 to become one of the first MacArthur Fellows, and from 1997 to 2012 she was the architecture critic of The Wall Street Journal. Known as the Dean of American architectural criticism, she was the author of eleven books. A magna cum laude graduate of Hunter College (1941); in 1942 she married industrial designer L. Garth Huxtable.

Historic Landmarks Preservation Center

Medallion Program created by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel

Erected 2013 by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCommunicationsWomen.
Ada Louise Huxtable Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
2. Ada Louise Huxtable Marker - Wide View
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In addition, it is included in the New York, New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1963.
Location. 40° 46.664′ N, 73° 57.524′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. It is in Upper East Side. Marker is on Park Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 969 Park 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. Jerome Robbins (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Church of St. Ignatius Loyola (about 400 feet away); Pale Male (about 500 feet away); Regis High School (about 600 feet away); Lewis Gouverneur and Nathalie Bailey Morris House (about 700 feet away); Park Avenue Christian Church (about 700 feet away); The George and Martha Whitney House (about 700 feet away); The Junior League of the City of New York (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
Also see . . .
1. HLPC Cultural Medallion, Ada Louise Huxtable, November 13, 2013 (, 23 mins.). Installment of the Cultural Medallion honoring Ada Louise Huxtable on November 13, 2013. The ceremony was led by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, who established the Cultural Medallion program for the Historic
Ada Louise Huxtable image. Click for full size.
Photographed By New York Times, unknown
3. Ada Louise Huxtable
Landmarks Preservation Center. From the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University.
(Submitted on October 10, 2016.) 

2. Ada Louise Huxtable, Champion of Livable Architecture, Dies at 91 (New York Times, Jan. 7, 2013). (Submitted on October 10, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.   3. submitted on March 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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Feb. 1, 2023