New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The New York Academy of Medicine
Landmarks of New York
Erected 1957 by The New York Community Trust.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Science & Medicine.
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. Marian Anderson (about 400 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); Fort Clinton: On Top of Manhattan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andrew Haswell Green Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); A View From the Road (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. 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.)
2. 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 on October 12, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 149 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.