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New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Rotunda

 
 
The Rotunda Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
1. The Rotunda Marker
Inscription.
A small domed Roman-style building named the Rotunda stood on this site 1813-1870. It was the city’s first art museum and was erected to display panoramas painted by the artist, John Vanderlyn. At times the structure housed a Post Office, courts and various city agencies.
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On November 5, 1852, in the offices of the Croton Aqueduct Department, the American Society of Civil Engineers was founded. The Society is the oldest National Association of Engineers in the United States.
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Location. 40° 42.784′ N, 74° 0.288′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Centre Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in the northeast corner of City Hall Park. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10279, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Horace Greeley (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Pulitizer (a few steps from this marker); Surrogates Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Municipal Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civic Center (about
The Rotunda Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
2. The Rotunda Marker
500 feet away); "Sankofa" (about 500 feet away); Nathan Hale (about 500 feet away); Benjamin Franklin (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Marker in City Hall Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
3. Marker in City Hall Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 18, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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