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Pilaster Capitals, 1898

Louis H. Sullivan

 

—(American, 1856-1924) —

 
Pilaster Capitals, 1898 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 23, 2015
1. Pilaster Capitals, 1898 Marker
Inscription. Louis H. Sullivan
(American, 1856-1924)
Pilaster Capitals, 1898
From the Bayard-Condict Building, 65 Bleeker Street, Manhattan, designed by Louis H. Sullivan
Cast stone
64.260.1-6, Gift of Anonymous Arts Recovery Society

These capitals once graced the upper story of the Bayard-Condict Building, still standing in Manhattan and the only structure in New York City designed by the renowned architect Louis H. Sullivan. Completed in 1898 or 1899, the façade of the thirteen-story commercial building is still embellished with an exuberant array of Art Nouveau ornament in the form of angels, lions, and plant life. These capitals, removed in a 1964 remodeling of the façade, are also highly organic, with energetically spiraling vine-like tendrils entwined with leaves.
 
Erected by The Brooklyn Museum. (Marker Number 64.260.1-6.)
 
Location. 40° 40.252′ N, 73° 57.835′ 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. Plaque, circa 1885 (here, next to this marker); Nine Keystones, circa 1924/"Night", circa 1910
Pilaster Capitals image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 23, 2015
2. Pilaster Capitals
(here, next to this marker); Atlantes Figures, circa 1899 (here, next to this marker); Four Pairs of Pegasus Figures, 1934 (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
 
The Bayard-Condict Building, April 2000 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 2000
3. The Bayard-Condict Building, April 2000
 
 
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 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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