New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Regis High School
55 East 84th Street
55 East 84th Street
Opened in 1914 by the Jesuits to provide a tuition-free liberal arts education to gifted Catholic men, Regis High School is an imposing five-story Classical Revival limestone building designed to harmonize in scale with the Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola across the street. Designed by a Boston firm that specialized in work for Roman Catholic institutions, the architects planned the building around a central courtyard to provide the quiet and seclusion deemed desirable for effective education. The high school, designated a New York City landmark in 1969, demonstrates the successful adaptation of Classical design to a modern building, and is one of the most dignified school buildings in the city.
Erected 2014 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Location. 40° 46.76′ N, 73° 57.541′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 84th Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10028, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Park Avenue Christian Church 1025 Park Avenue (about 500 feet away); Ada Louise Huxtable (about 600 feet away); The Metropolitan Museum of Art (approx. 0.2 miles away); Church of the Heavenly Rest (approx. 0.3 miles away); Upper East Side Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cleopatra’s Needle (approx. 0.3 miles away); Central Park's Ancient Egyptian Obelisk (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.