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The New York Academy of Medicine

Landmarks of New York

 
 
The New York Academy of Medicine Marker <i>(Click on photo to enlarge)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
1. The New York Academy of Medicine Marker (Click on photo to enlarge)
Inscription.  
This structure, a gift from the Carnegie Foundation to the New York Academy of Medicine (founded in 1847) was designed in Romanesque style by York & Sawyer and built by Eidlitz & Son in 1925-26. It was cited by the Municipal Art Society and Society of Architectural Historians in 1957 for the merit of its architecture.
 
Erected 1957 by The New York Community Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureScience & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is November 18, 1926.
 
Location. 40° 47.533′ N, 73° 57.146′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and East 103rd Street, on the right when traveling north on Fifth Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10029, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1784 Seal (a few steps from this marker); 1686 Seal (within shouting distance of this marker); Museum of the City of New York (within shouting distance of this marker); Marian Anderson (about 400
<i>1216 Fifth Avenue - East 103rd Street</i> image. Click for full size.
By Wurts Brothers, 1926
2. 1216 Fifth Avenue - East 103rd Street
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feet away, measured in a direct line); Arthur Brisbane (about 500 feet away); The Vanderbilt Gate (about 500 feet away); Before There Was a Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Saint Vincent (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  New York Academy of Medicine history. Academy entry:
Since its founding just before the start of the Civil War, the Academy has been a vital source for effective and, often, radical thought and action regarding the healthcare and public health problems that affect New York City, in particular, and cities in general.... (Submitted on October 12, 2016.) 
 
The New York Academy of Medicine image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 4, 2016
3. The New York Academy of Medicine
"Ninety years and counting" image. Click for more information.
By Larry Gertner, May 7, 2021
4. "Ninety years and counting"
NY Academy of Medicine Center for History Blog, Oct. 12, 2016:
...On October 30, 1925, after sixteen years of fund-raising, searching for just the right location, and reviewing and approving plans drawn up by the architectural firm York & Sawyer, the trustees of the Academy laid the cornerstone for our present home. Slightly over a year later, on November 18, 1926, after an afternoon dedication ceremony, the building opened to the public....
(Submitted by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California, October 12, 2016.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 161 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   4. submitted on May 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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