New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Landmarks of New York
For the advancement of science and art Peter Cooper, inventor, civic leader, philanthropist, founded this institution offering free education to all. In its great hall, birthplace of many important social and political movements, America’s leading citizens have spoken, among them Abraham Lincoln, whose 1860 address here contributed to his presidential nomination. Designed by Frederick A. Peterson, this building was opened in 1859.
[ Landmark Plaque ]
has been designated a
Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
this site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating and illustrating
the history of the United States.
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
[ Third Plaque ]
This tablet commemorates
the one hundredth anniversary
of laying the cornerstone
of the Cooper Union,
oldest building in the United States
supported by rolled structural beams,
a forerunner of today’s skyscraper.
Presented September 17, 1953
by American Institute of Steel Construction.
Erected 1959 by The New York Community Trust.
Marker series. This National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 40° 43.779′ N, 73° 59.436′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Astor Place and Cooper Square, on the right when traveling east on Astor Place. Touch for map. 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. Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Astor Library (about 400 feet away); Colonnade Row (about 600 feet away); Stuyvesant – Fish House (about 600 feet away); 27 Cooper Sq. (about 700 feet away); Hebrew Technical Institute (about 700 feet away); The Fillmore East Theater (about 800 feet away); Old Merchants House of New York (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . Lincoln’s Cooper Union Speech. From Mr. Lincoln and New York website. (Submitted on March 27, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 507 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 27, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 7, 8. submitted on July 3, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.