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Ionic Capital and Column Base, circa 1901

From the Pennsylvania Railroad Station, formerly 31st to 33rd Streets between 7th and 8th Avenues,

 

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Ionic Capital and Column Base, circa 1901 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 23, 2015
1. Ionic Capital and Column Base, circa 1901 Marker
Inscription. Ionic Capital and Column Base, circa 1901-
From the Pennsylvania Railroad Station, formerly 31st to 33rd Streets between 7th and 8th Avenues, Manhattan, designed by Charles Folen McKim
Limestone
66.250.2 Gift of Lipsett Demolition Co. and Youngstown Cartage

This truncated shaft was one of the enormous columns that stood at the north and south ends of the Waiting Room in the original Pennsylvania station, a vast railroad terminal complex whose style was inspired by ancient Roman baths. Completed in 1910, the station was demolished in 1963. A female figure that once flanked a clock above one of the entrances is installed nearby on the upper terrace of the sculpture garden.

 
Erected by The Brooklyn Museum. (Marker Number 66.250.2.)
 
Location. 40° 40.249′ N, 73° 57.837′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on 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. Replica of the Statue of Liberty, circa 1900 (here, next to this marker); Four Pairs of Pegasus Figures, 1934 (here, next to this marker); Nine Keystones, circa 1924/"Night", circa 1910
Ionic Capital and Column Base image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 23, 2015
2. Ionic Capital and Column Base
(here, next to this marker); Pilaster Capitals, 1898 (here, next to this marker); Atlantes Figures, circa 1899 (here, next to this marker); Plaque, circa 1885 (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 49 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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