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City Hall

 
 
City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander, February 28, 2013
1. City Hall Marker
Inscription. New York's third city hall, one of its finest architectural treasures, was completed in 1811. Designed by French born J.R. Mangin and New York native John McComb, Jr. the building combines 18th-century French and English stylistic traditions. The domed interior rotunda contains a notable partially cantilevered double staircase.
 
Erected 1988 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 42.835′ N, 74° 0.402′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on 260 Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Broadway-Chambers Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathan Hale (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); British Soldier’s Barracks (about 600 feet away); Liberty Poles (about 600 feet away); The Rotunda (about 600 feet away); Surrogates Court (about 600 feet away); First Almshouse (about 600 feet away); The Bridewell 1775-1838 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Historic American Buildings Survey record for the New York City Hall.
City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander, February 28, 2013
2. City Hall Marker
Significance: The New York City Hall has served since 1812 as the center of municipal government. Designed by John McComb, Jr. and Joseph Mangin in the Federal style with French Renaissance overtones, it has been praised as the most beautiful city hall in the United States. The symmetrical plan, crowning cupola, and delicate decorative details are among the outstanding features of the building. Not only is the building an exceptional design, but it also houses a notable collection of American painting and sculpture. (Submitted on March 6, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
City Hall - Interior Double Staircase image. Click for full size.
Photo Courtesy of the Historic American Buildings Survey
3. City Hall - Interior Double Staircase
City Hall, circa 1900 image. Click for full size.
By Detroit Publishing Company, 1900
4. City Hall, circa 1900
Photochrom image provided courtesy of the Library of Congress
City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander
5. City Hall Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2013, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on March 6, 2013. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2013, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York.   3, 4. submitted on March 6, 2013.   5. submitted on March 1, 2013, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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