New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1928 - 1987
Erected 1998 by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions marker series.
Location. 40° 46.063′ N, 73° 58.042′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 66th Street west of Madison Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 57 East 66th Street, New York NY 10065, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thaddeus Kosciuszko (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Evans Hughes (about 600 feet away); 131 East 66th Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lexington School for the Deaf (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lehman Gates Theodore Roosevelt Lived Here (approx. 0.2 miles away); Balto (approx. ¼ mile away); Manhattan House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . MTV President Splurges on Warhol’s 66th Street Mansion (The Observer, Jan. 24, 2000). The Warhol mansion was purchased by the chairman of MTV for around $6.5 million in early January. Mr. Freston confirmed that he purchased the house, but did not wish to comment.... The 8,000-square-foot house is a hefty piece of memorabilia. Warhol bought it for $310,000 and hired decorator Jed Johnson. Together they merged their tastes in art deco with primitive contemporary paintings (none of his own) and religious emblems. Soon after Warhol’s death, someone stole the street number–57–from the facade. (That prompted the Spanish family who purchased the house from Warhol’s estate to erect a gate out front, which has since been removed.) On Aug. 6, 1998, in celebration of Mr. Warhol’s 70th birthday, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel’s Historic Landmark Preservation Center dedicated a plaque to the town house to honor the artist–the first memorial to Warhol in the city. There was, of course, a large gathering in front of the residence for the occasion. (Submitted on October 11, 2016.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music •
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