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Stuyvesant Polyclinic

Formerly the German dispensary

 
 
Stuyvesant Polyclinic Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. Stuyvesant Polyclinic Marker
Inscription. In 1884 William Schickel designed this building as a health clinic for the city's German immigrants. It is an ornate version of Italian Renaissance design. the facade is enhanced by sculpted portrait busts of famous physicians and scientists, including English physiologist, William Harvey; Swedish botanist, Carolus Linnaeus; French chemist, Antoine LaVoisier; and German naturalist, Friedrich von Humboldt.
 
Erected 1989 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation with grant from Tiffany & Co.
 
Location. 40° 43.717′ N, 73° 59.267′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on 137 Second Ave. Touch for map. The building is now a branch of the New York Public Library. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ottendorfer Branch of the New York Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Hebrew Technical Institute (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ukranian Americans World War II Memorial (about 500 feet away); Daniel D. Tompkins (about 600 feet away); Stuyvesant – Fish House
Former Stuyvesant Polyclinic Building image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Former Stuyvesant Polyclinic Building
(about 600 feet away); St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery (about 600 feet away); Petrus Stuyvesant (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Petrus Stuyvesant (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 569 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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