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John W. Draper and the Founding of the American Chemical Society

National Chemical Historic Landmark

 

—April 6, 1876 —

 
John W Draper and the Founding of the American Chemical Society Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander, April 26, 2012
1. John W Draper and the Founding of the American Chemical Society Marker
Inscription.  On this site, 35 chemists formed the American Chemical Society, intending to stimulate original research, awaken and develop talent throughout the United States, provide fellowship, and ensure a better appreciation of the science by the general public. The Society’s first president, New York University Professor John W. Draper, was noted for his pioneering work in photography and photochemistry, as well as his writings in history and education. In his inaugural address, Draper challenged his chemical colleagues to “deliver unflinchingly to others the truths that Nature has delivered to us.” In the 125 years since its founding, the Society has grown to more than 163,000 members.

American Chemical Society
November 16, 2001
 
Erected 2001.
 
Location. 40° 43.819′ N, 73° 59.735′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Washington Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Washington Square East, New York NY 10003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Triangle Fire (within shouting distance of

New York University Silver Center image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 13, 2018
2. New York University Silver Center
The ACS plaque is at the right side of the corner.
this marker); Triangle Shirtwaist Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Hopper (within shouting distance of this marker); Cervantes (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Arch (about 500 feet away); Bella Abzug (about 700 feet away); Edward I. Koch (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
 
Also see . . .  American Chemical Society - Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 30, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Notable EventsScience & Medicine
 
The American Chemical Society crest image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 13, 2018
3. The American Chemical Society crest
Located above the plaque.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2012, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on October 18, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on April 27, 2012, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York.   2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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