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Surrogates Court

Formerly Hall of Records

 
 
Surrogates Court Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander, February 11, 2004
1. Surrogates Court Marker
Inscription. Completed in 1907 by the firm of Morgan and Slattere and based on earlier design by John R Holmes, this building displays the grandeur of scale and eclection design associated with the Beaux Arts style. The figural scuplture depicting the stage's of man's development and notable New Yorkers was executed by Henry K Bush-Brown and Philip Martini. The interior by James White. Marble allegorical groups by Albert Weinert portraying the consolidation of greater New York and the purchase of Manhattan Island.
 
Erected 1928 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 42.808′ N, 74° 0.273′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 Chambers Street, New York NY 10007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rotunda (within shouting distance of this marker); Horace Greeley (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Pulitizer (within shouting distance of this marker); Municipal Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Sankofa" (about 300 feet
Surrogate's Court - Formerly Hall of Records image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner
2. Surrogate's Court - Formerly Hall of Records
away); Civic Center (about 400 feet away); African Burial Ground National Monument (about 400 feet away); Broadway-Chambers Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Surrogates Court, New York County. (Submitted on January 16, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2011, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 15, 2011, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York.   2. submitted on July 2, 2011, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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