New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bernard M. Baruch College / CUNY
17 Lexington Avenue
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions marker series.
Location. 40° 44.359′ N, 73° 59.089′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and East 23rd Street on Lexington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 Lexington Avenue, New York NY 10010, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cyrus West Field (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Harper (about 600 feet away); Poetry Society of America (about 700 feet away); The National Arts Club National Arts Club (about 800 feet away); Brotherhood Synagogue (about 800 feet away); Robert Henri (approx. 0.2 miles away); Herman Melville (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . Baruch College (Wikipedia). "Baruch is one of CUNY's senior colleges. It traces its roots back to the 1847 founding of the Free Academy, the first institution of free public higher education in the United States. The New York State Literature Fund was created to serve students who could not afford to enroll in New York City’s private colleges. The Fund led to the creation of the Committee of the Board of Education of the City of New York, led by Townsend Harris, J.S. Bosworth, and John L. Mason, which brought about the establishment of what would become the Free Academy, on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan....The Free Academy became the College of the City of New York, now The City College of New York (CCNY). In 1919, what would become Baruch College was established as City College School of Business and Civic Administration. On December 15, 1928, (Submitted on April 26, 2018.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.