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17 West 16th Street / Margaret Sanger Clinic

New York City Designated Landmark

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, August 31, 2008
1. 17 West 16th Street Markers
Inscription.
17 West 16th Street
Built in 1846 by architect Edward Mesier, the bowed front of this building is more typical of row houses found in Boston, rather than New York. The Greek revival doorway and its eared architrave, frieze egg and dart molding, and modilloned cornice are fine examples of the details particular to this style. New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
1989

Margaret Sanger Clinic
1930 – 1973
has been designated a National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America
1993
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
 
Erected 1989 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 44.283′ N, 73° 59.643′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in bnew York County. Marker is on West 16th Street near Fifth Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 West 16th Street, New York NY 10011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Levi Parsons Morton (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Martha Graham (1894-1991)
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By Larry Gertner, August 31, 2008
2. 17 West 16th Street
The markers are to the right of the entrance.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln Building (approx. ¼ mile away); George Washington Statue (approx. ¼ mile away); Abraham Lincoln Statue (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Square Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Theodore Roosevelt (approx. ¼ mile away); The Salmagundi Club (approx. ¼ mile away in New york). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding 17 West 16th Street / Margaret Sanger Clinic. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .  Margaret Sanger Clinic. National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. "This house served as the clinic of Margaret Higgins Sanger, birth control pioneer, from 1930 until 1973." (Submitted on December 17, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureScience & Medicine
 
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Bain News Service (courtesy of the Library of Congress), January 20, 1916
3. Margaret Sanger
Margaret Higgins Sanger (1879-1966), an American birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse, Jan. 20, 1916, Bain News Service.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 15, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on December 17, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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