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Atlantes Figures, circa 1899

From the Hugh J. Chisolm residence, formerly at 813 5th Avenue, Manhattan, unknown architect

 

—Limestone —

 
Atlantes Figures, circa 1899 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 23, 2015
1. Atlantes Figures, circa 1899 Marker
Inscription. Atlantes Figures, circa 1899
From the Hugh J. Chisolm residence, formerly at 813 5th Avenue, Manhattan, unknown architect
Limestone
65.130.1-4, Anonymous Arts Recovery Society

These four burly male figures once ornamented the town house built for Hugh J. Chisholm, a wealthy paper manufacturer, at 813 Fifth Avenue. One pair flanked the doorway, and the other two figures appear to support the upper stories. The architectural term atlante - alluding to the mythical Atlas , who supported the sky on his shoulders – refers to the figure of a man used as a column. The house, which stood between Sixty-second and Sixty-third Streets, was demolished in 1961.
 
Erected by The Brooklyn Museum. (Marker Number 65.130.1-4.)
 
Location. 40° 40.251′ N, 73° 57.834′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Eastern Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11238, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pilaster Capitals, 1898 (here, next to this marker); Plaque, circa 1885 (here, next to this marker); Four Pairs of Pegasus Figures, 1934
Atlantes Figures image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 23, 2015
2. Atlantes Figures
(here, next to this marker); Nine Keystones, circa 1924/"Night", circa 1910 (here, next to this marker); Ionic Capital and Column Base, circa 1901 (here, next to this marker); Replica of the Statue of Liberty, circa 1900 (here, next to this marker); The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); James T Stranahan (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
More about this marker. In the sculpture garden of the Brooklyn Museum.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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