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The National Arts Club

Landmarks of New York

 
 
The National Arts Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 27, 2017
1. The National Arts Club Marker
Inscription. This building, originally two private houses, was remodeled for Samuel J. Tilden in the early 1870's by Calvert Vaux, one of the designers of Central Park. Tilden, Governor of New York, 1874-76, and candidate for the presidency in 1876, resided here until his death. The National Arts Club, founded in 1898, purchased the property in 1906.


 
Erected 1962 by New York Community Trust.
 
Location. 40° 44.27′ N, 73° 59.202′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Gramercy Park South west of Irving Place, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 Gramercy Park South, New York NY 10003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named National Arts Club (here, next to this marker); Poetry Society of America (a few steps from this marker); Robert Henri (within shouting distance of this marker); James Harper (within shouting distance of this marker); Cyrus West Field (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln Kirstein
The National Arts Club Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 27, 2017
2. The National Arts Club Marker - Wide View
(about 400 feet away); Brotherhood Synagogue (about 500 feet away); Pirates of Penzance Composition Site (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  The Historic Samuel Tilden Mansion is the Current Home of the National Arts Club (NAC). "In 1906, when the Club outgrew its first home on 34th Street, Spencer Trask, a financier, philanthropist and NAC Governor, helped the Club acquire the historic Samuel Tilden Mansion as its new home. The Tilden Mansion occupies 14 and 15 Gramercy Park South; both houses were built in the 1840s; and the original flat-front, iron-grilled brownstones matched the style of the homes still maintained on the west side of Gramercy Park...." (Submitted on September 21, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
The National Arts Club - Decorative Detail Found Above the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 27, 2017
3. The National Arts Club - Decorative Detail Found Above the Marker
From top to bottom, left to right: Shakespeare, Milton, Franklin, Goethe, and Dante.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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