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City Hall

 
 
City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander, February 28, 2013
1. City Hall Marker
Inscription.  New York's third city hall, one of its finest architectural treasures, was completed in 1811. Designed by French born J.R. Mangin and New York native John McComb, Jr. the building combines 18th-century French and English stylistic traditions. The domed interior rotunda contains a notable partially cantilevered double staircase.
 
Erected 1988 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 42.766′ N, 74° 0.383′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Broadway near Murray Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 200th Anniversary of the Construction of City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); First Underground Railway Excavation (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Barre (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathan Hale (within shouting distance of this marker); Mail Street 1875-1939
City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander, February 28, 2013
2. City Hall Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Declaration of Independence (within shouting distance of this marker); The Provost Prison (within shouting distance of this marker); New York City Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The marker is on the Broadway/Murray Street side of the building. With 9/11 security measures, it is visible only from a distance, unless there is an event like an Open House New York Tour.
 
Regarding City Hall. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .  Historic American Buildings Survey record for the New York City Hall. Significance: The New York City Hall has served since 1812 as the center of municipal government. Designed by John McComb, Jr. and Joseph Mangin in the Federal style with French Renaissance overtones, it has been praised as the most beautiful city hall in the United States. The symmetrical plan, crowning cupola, and delicate decorative details are among the outstanding features of the building. Not only is the building an exceptional design, but it also houses a notable collection of American painting and sculpture. (Submitted on March 6, 2013.) 
 
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City Hall - Interior Double Staircase image. Click for full size.
Photo Courtesy of the Historic American Buildings Survey
3. City Hall - Interior Double Staircase
Notable Buildings
 
City Hall, circa 1900 image. Click for full size.
By Detroit Publishing Company, 1900
4. City Hall, circa 1900
Photochrom image provided courtesy of the Library of Congress
City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander
5. City Hall Marker
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2013, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on March 3, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2013, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York.   3, 4. submitted on March 6, 2013.   5. submitted on March 1, 2013, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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