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163-165 West 57th Street

New York City Designated Landmark

 
 
163-165 West 57th Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2017
1. 163-165 West 57th Street Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1916 and designed by architects George A. & Henry Boehm, this building was built for the Louis H. Champ Normal School of Dancing. The asymmetrical facade of this five-storey structure has motifs inspired by the Italian Renaissance and mannerist styles. Distinctive with its tan-gray colored brick laid in diamond pattern and with its notable polychrome terra cotta adorned with classical and theatrical references, the facade ends in a colonnaded loggia with overhanging copper cornice.

Columbia Artists Management Inc., one of the world's most influential management and booking firms specializing in classical music, opera, theater and dance, acquired the building in 1959 for its headquarters and recital hall.
 
Erected 2000 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 45.925′ N, 73° 58.768′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 57th Street east of 7th Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 163-165 West 57th, New York NY 10019, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alwyn Court Apartments (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named
163-165 West 57th Street and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2017
2. 163-165 West 57th Street and Marker - Wide View
Alwyn Court Apartments (within shouting distance of this marker); Leonard Bernstein (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rodin Studios (about 300 feet away); 130 West 57th Street (about 300 feet away); Ignacy Jan Paderewski (about 700 feet away); Artists' Gate (approx. 0.2 miles away); Simon Bolivar Statue (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The marker is across the street from Carnegie Hall.
 
Also see . . .  The 1916 Chalif Normal School of Dancing... (Daytonian in Manhattan, 8/23/2012). (Submitted on December 4, 2017.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicEducationEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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