“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Levi Parsons Morton

Levi Parsons Morton Plaque image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. Levi Parsons Morton Plaque
New York, Home of distinguished Americans

May 16, 1824—May 16, 1920
Vice President of The United States, 1889-1893
Member of Congress from New York, 1879—1881
Minister to France, 1881—1885
Governor of New York, 1895—1897

Lived in a house on this site from 1886 to 1889

Erected 1965 by The New York Community Trust.
Location. 40° 44.242′ N, 73° 59.549′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue and West 16th Street, on the right when traveling north on 5th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 85 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10011, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln Building (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abraham Lincoln Statue (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington Statue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette (approx. 0.2 miles away); Horace Greeley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Theodore Roosevelt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ninth Regiment New York State (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
85 Fifth Avenue image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. 85 Fifth Avenue
Plaque is in the bottommost location in lower right-hand corner of photo. The other "plaque" contains only the wording "B. Shackman & Co. Favors and Novelties," a former company that owned the building.
 The Trust's "Landmarks of New York". A long-time crusader for preservation, the Municipal Art Society joined with The New York Community Trust in 1956 to begin the “Landmarks of New York” project. (Submitted on October 27, 2009.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 673 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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