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Henry Street Settlement

Landmarks of New York

 
 
Henry Street Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 4, 2017
1. Henry Street Settlement Marker
Inscription.  These Classic Revival houses were built in 1832. In 1895 Jacob H. Schiff acquired 265 Henry Street for the use of the settlement, founded in 1893 by Lillian D. Wald. 267 and 265 Henry Street were added to the settlement in 1908 and 1934.
Plaque erected 1965 by The New York Community Trust
 
Erected 1965 by The New York Community Trust.
 
Location. 40° 42.838′ N, 73° 59.071′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Henry Street near Samuel Dickstein Plaza, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 265 Henry Street, New York NY 10002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lillian Wald House (a few steps from this marker); St. Augustine’s Chapel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Street Settlement and Neighborhood Playhouse (about 500 feet away); East River Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Church of St. Teresa (approx. 0.3 miles
Henry Street Settlement buildings image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 4, 2017
2. Henry Street Settlement buildings
The marker is visible on 265, the center building.
away); B’nai B’rith (approx. 0.3 miles away); Our Lady of Sorrow World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); 97 Orchard Street (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Henry Street Settlement. Settlement houses were first established to bring health care, and eventually education and the arts, to the immigrant poor.
The buildings are listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Henry Street Settlement. (Submitted on June 19, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureCharity & Public Work
 
Lillian Wald (1867-1940) image. Click for full size.
via Wikipedia
3. Lillian Wald (1867-1940)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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