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Cooper Union

Landmarks of New York

 
 
Cooper Union Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
1. Cooper Union Marker
Inscription.
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, Americaís 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 ]
Cooper Union
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

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
1962

[ 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 todayís skyscraper.

Presented September 17, 1953
by American Institute of Steel Construction.

 
Erected 1959 by The New York Community Trust.
 
Marker series. This
National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
2. National Historic Landmark Marker
marker is included in the 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. Colonnade Row (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stuyvesant – Fish House (about 600 feet away); Hebrew Technical Institute (about 700 feet away); Old Merchants House of New York (about 800 feet away); Grace Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stuyvesant Polyclinic (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel D. Tompkins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ottendorfer Branch of the New York Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Lincolnís Cooper Union Speech. From Mr. Lincoln and New York website. (Submitted on March 27, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Third Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
3. Third Marker
Cooper Union Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
4. Cooper Union Markers
Markers on Astor Place image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
5. Markers on Astor Place
Markers at Cooper Union image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
6. Markers at Cooper Union
All three markers can be seen here on the corner of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 27, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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