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Historical Markers and War Memorials in New York County, New York

 
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1New York (New York County), New York — "Curbstone Brokers"
On Broad Street, on the right when traveling south.
For more than a century, the outdoor brokers, predecessors of the American Stock Exchange, conducted a marketplace on the curbstones of the Financial District, serving investors and aiding the nation’s industrial growth. They moved indoors on June . . . Map (db m127678) HM
2New York (New York County), New York — "I'm Not A Nice Girl"103 Bowery
On Bowery near Hester Street, on the right when traveling north.
You are standing at the former site of the Blossom Restaurant and barber shop shown in Berenice Abbott’s iconic Depression era photograph, one of several Bowery images in her influential Changing New York series. An Ohio born expatriate . . . Map (db m132413) HM
3New York (New York County), New York — "Sankofa"African Burial Ground National Monument
On Federal Plaza/Duane Street 0 miles west of African Burial Ground Way/Elk Street, on the right when traveling east.
On the marker is the Adinkra symbol, "Sankofa" - a symbol for the importance of learning from the pastr For all those who were lost,         For all those who were stolen, For all those who were left behind,         For all those . . . Map (db m129965) HM
4New York (New York County), New York — "The Kneeling Fireman"
On E. 43rd Street west of Madison Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
In commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11/01, the Milstein Family and Emigrant Bank have dedicated this site to display “The Kneeling Fireman” statue which harkens back to the events of that fateful day. The statue was . . . Map (db m148742) HM
5New York (New York County), New York — "The Writers' Room"
On West 56th Street near Sixth Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
“The Writers' Room” Here at City Center, Your Show of Shows came to life each week. Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Howard Morris, Mel Tolkin, Lucille Kallen, Tony Webster, Joe Stein, Danny Simon, Max Liebman, and . . . Map (db m129821) HM
6New York (New York County), New York — (Collegiate) Reformed Protestant Dutch Church
On Second Avenue south of East 7th Street, on the left when traveling south.
. . . Map (db m145138) HM
7New York (New York County), New York — ...to Manhattan
On Whitehall Street north of Stone Street, on the left when traveling north.
…to Manhattan Native people from many tribal nations have long come to Manhattan as visitors and workers, artists and diplomats. Many of the city’s skyscrapers were constructed with the assistance of Mohawk steel workers looking down on a city . . . Map (db m146262) HM
8New York (New York County), New York — “A Carnival Of Debauchery!”Owney Geoghegan’s Boxing Saloon — 105 Bowery —
On Bowery near hester Street, on the right when traveling north.
You are standing in front of what was once George Geoghegan’s Saloon, NYC’s most notorious bare knuckle boxing saloon. An Irish-born street-slugger-turned-professional boxer, Geoghegan (pronounced gay-gen), used his fame and earnings from the . . . Map (db m132463) HM
9New York (New York County), New York — “Big Tim” Sullivan’s Clubhouse75,000 Line Street For “King Of The Bowery” — 207 Bowery —
On Bowery near Rivington Street, on the right when traveling north.
In the 1890, this address was headquarters of Tammany Hall’s 3rd Assembly District, headed by “Big Tim” Sullivan – a Five Points-born political powerhouse who dominated NYC politics from 1890 to 1913. Master at swaying public . . . Map (db m133644) HM
10New York (New York County), New York — “I Absolve You”
On Mulberry Street north of Prince Street, on the right when traveling north.
In this very unique sculpture by Christian Master Sculptor, Timothy P. Schmalz, Padre Pio is seated on one side of the crucifix, which also serves as a confessional, with his hand raised in absolution. On the penitent’s side of the confessional . . . Map (db m146258)
11New York (New York County), New York — “Mason’s Row”
On West 4th Street north of West 11th Street, on the left when traveling north.
“These four brick row houses were built in 1860. The original appearance of the row may best be seen at no. 290, which is perfectly preserved. Italianate in style, it retains its high stoop, typical segmented (“eyebrow”) lintels . . . Map (db m162008) HM
12New York (New York County), New York — “Mother of Exiles”
Between 1886 and 1924, 14 million immigrants entered America through New York. The Statue of Liberty was a reassuring sign that they had arrived in the land of their dreams. To these anxious newcomers, the Statue’s uplifted torch did not suggest . . . Map (db m49321) HM
13New York (New York County), New York — “New York of the Presidents”Ulysses S. Grant — April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885 —
On East 66th Street east of Fifth Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Eighteenth President of the United States, 1869-77 General-in-Chief, Commanding the Armies of the United States, 1864-69 First General in the United States Army, 1866 Lived in a house on this site from 1881 to 1885. Here he spent his . . . Map (db m146259) HM
14New York (New York County), New York — “North America” sculpted by Daniel Chester French
On State Street/Broadway near Battery Place, on the left when traveling south.
In “North America”, one of the four monumental sculptures called “The Continents” a Plains Indian looks over the shoulder of America. As illustrated by the surrounding detail photographs, French acknowledged the . . . Map (db m146260) HM
15New York (New York County), New York — “Show Me”
On East 3rd Street west of Second Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
”Show Me” State House Circa 1888Map (db m164142) HM
16New York (New York County), New York — “The New Colossus”
In 1883, a young writer, Emma Lazarus, donated a poem to an auction raising funds for the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. “The New Colossus” vividly depicted the Statue of Liberty as offering refuge from the miseries of Europe. The . . . Map (db m49325) HM
17New York (New York County), New York — “The Tombs” – A Mausoleum for the LivingNew York Landmarks Preservation
Near Centre Street, on the left when traveling north. Reported missing.
On this site in 1838, the first prison of NYC to bear The Tombs nickname was built. The design, by John Haviland, was based on an engraving of an ancient Egyptian mausoleum. While regarded by some as a notable example of Egyptian Revival . . . Map (db m146505) HM
18New York (New York County), New York — General Slocum Disaster Centennial1904 - 2004
On East 6th Street, on the left when traveling east.
This is the site of the former St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (1857 to 1940) a mostly German immigrant parish. On Wednesday, June 15, 1904, the church chartered the excursion steamer, General Slocum, to take the members on the 17th . . . Map (db m145735) HM
19New York (New York County), New York — Peking1911
Near South Street east of John Street, on the right when traveling north. Reported permanently removed.
Peking was launched in 1911 at Hamburg, Germany by the Blohm & Voss shipyard. She was owned by the F. Laeisz Company of that port, who used here to carry fuel and manufactured goods to the West Coast of South America, around Cape Horn, and . . . Map (db m146261) HM
20New York (New York County), New York — Pirates of Penzance Composition Site
On East 20th Street east of Broadway, on the left when traveling east.
On this site Sir Arthur Sullivan composed "The Pirates of Penzance" during 1879Map (db m98974) HM
21New York (New York County), New York — Sidewalks Of New York Premieres On Bowery!The London — 235 Bowery —
On Bowery at Prince Street, on the right when traveling north on Bowery.
The New Museum is the former site of the London Theatre, where in 1894 Lotte Gilson (“The Little Magnet”) first sang “The Sidewalks of New York,” an iconic song that encapsulated the feel of Manhattan’s working class . . . Map (db m133318) HM
22New York (New York County), New York — Wavertree1885
Near South Street west of Fulton Street.
Wavertree was built at Southampton, England in 1885 for R.W. Leyland & Company of Liverpool. She was first employed to carry jute, used in making rope and burlap bags, between eastern India (now Bangladesh) and Scotland. When less than two . . . Map (db m59992) HM
23New York (New York County), New York — 1 Wall Street / 14 Wall StreetExploring Downtown
On Wall Street at Broad Street, on the left when traveling east on Wall Street.
1 Wall Street On one of the world’s most expensive corners – 1 Wall Street and Broadway – architect Ralph Walker conceived his zig-zag Art Deco skyscraper for the Irving Trust Company as a “curtain wall” – not the . . . Map (db m127670) HM
24New York (New York County), New York — 100 Old Slip - New York City Police Museum
On South Street, on the left.
100 Old Slip was designed by the notable architectural firm of Hunt & Hunt in the New-Italian Renaissance style. Its visual power is created by a rhythmic series of tall arches, heavy rusticated walls and restrained ornamentation. The building's . . . Map (db m146133) HM
25New York (New York County), New York — 100 Year-Old Sycamore
Near Broadway at Vesey Street.
This stump is all that remains of a 100 year-old Sycamore that once stood in the northwest corner of St. Paul's churchyard. The tree was toppled on September 11th, 2001, when the collapse of the World Trade Center sent tons of debris hurtling . . . Map (db m31906) HM
26New York (New York County), New York — 101 Park Avenue
On Park Avenue at East 40th Street, on the right when traveling north on Park Avenue.
Embedded in the sidewalks surrounding this property are a series of bronze reliefs that celebrate the rich architectural heritage of the commercial properties in the Grand Central Partnership District. On this site – 101 Park Avenue . . . Map (db m158468) HM
27New York (New York County), New York — 1025 Park Avenue
On Park Avenue north of East 85th Street, on the right when traveling north.
This elegant house was completed in 1912 by John Russell Pope in the style of an early 17th Century Jacobean Manor for the well-known composer of light opera and popular music, Reginald DeKoven, and his wife, Anna. DeKoven composed the light opera . . . Map (db m98655) HM
28New York (New York County), New York — 105 East 19th Street
On East 19th Street east of Park Avenue South, on the right when traveling east.
In 1896, the prolific architectural firm of Neville & Babbe designed and built this carefully-balanced, six-story Neo-Classical apartment building with two eight-room apartments per floor. The building has a rusticated limestone base, brick upper . . . Map (db m150554) HM
29New York (New York County), New York — 109 Prince Street
On Prince Street at Greene Street, on the right when traveling west on Prince Street.
Designed in the French Renaissance style by J. Morgan Slade and built in 1882 by Architectural Iron Works, Cheney & Hewlett, 109 Prince Street had been described as one of the most sparkling gems of 19th Century cast iron architecture in the world. . . . Map (db m146464) HM
30New York (New York County), New York — 116 East 55th StreetNew York City Designated Landmark
On East 55th Street near between Lexington and Park Avenues, on the left when traveling west.
116 East 55th Street New York City Designated Landmark Designed by architect William L. Bottomley in the Neo-Georgian style and built in 1926-27, 116 East 55th Street, has an unusually wide, well-preserved four-and-a-half story façade that . . . Map (db m129627) HM
31New York (New York County), New York — 116 Sullivan StreetNew York City Designated Landmark
On Sullivan Street south of Prince Street, on the left when traveling north.
Sullivan Street, named for the Revolutionary War general, John Sullivan, has three surviving Federal-style houses. This building was erected in 1832 on what was once part of the farm belonging to Nicholas Bayard, Peter Stuyvesant’s brother-in-law. . . . Map (db m144702) HM
32New York (New York County), New York — 13 South William Street
On South William Street.
Listed on the National Historic Register, this building was built in 1837-1839. In 1903 architect C.P.H. Gilbert converted it into its current Neo-Dutch Renaissance style. Today the building is home to America's oldest . . . Map (db m129073) HM
33New York (New York County), New York — 130 West 30th Street
On West 30th Street east of 7th Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
Cass Gilbert, noted architect of the Woolworth Building, designed this eighteen-story loft building in 1927-28. Terra-cotta reliefs of winged guardian figures, horse-drawn chariots, and three dimensional lions were inspired by ancient Assyrian . . . Map (db m146465) HM
34New York (New York County), New York — 130 West 57th Street
On West 57th Street near 7th Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
Constructed as a cooperative for artists in 1907, 130 West 57th Street was designed by the firm of Pollard and Steinman. This landmark is a rare surviving example of studio building architecture and a reminder of the early 20th Century when West . . . Map (db m146526) HM
35New York (New York County), New York — 130-134 East 67th StreetNew York City Designated Landmark
On Lexington Avenue at East 67th Street, on the left when traveling south on Lexington Avenue.
This 1907 building was designed by Rossiter & Wright. It is an important example of the Italian Renaissance palazzo style as adapted for the luxury apartment house. The smooth limestone faced upper floors, crowned by a bold cornice, are separated . . . Map (db m166738) HM
36New York (New York County), New York — 131 East 66th StreetThe Studio Building
On East 66th Street at Lexington Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East 66th Street.
This striking Italian Renaissance-inspired studio building was constructed 1905-06 as a cooperative apartment house. Designed by Charles A. Platt, who resided here from 1906 until his death in 1933. The building expresses the architect's highly . . . Map (db m146497) HM
37New York (New York County), New York — 13-15 West 54th Street HousesNew York City Designated Landmark
On West 54th Street near Fifth Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
13-15 West 54th Street Houses New York City Designated Landmark This pair of town houses was built in 1896-97 for William Murray, a New York businessman, designed in a Renaissance-inspired style by Henry J. Hardenbergh, the houses are a fine . . . Map (db m146498) HM
38New York (New York County), New York — 133 East 80th Street
On East 80th Street at Lexington Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East 80th Street.
Designed by Rosario Candela in 1929, 133 East 80th Street embodies the architect’s signature achievements during an unprecedented wave of luxury apartment house construction in New York City leading up to the Great Depression. Empowered by zoning . . . Map (db m167132) HM
39New York (New York County), New York — 133 Fifth Avenue
On 5th Avenue at East 20th Street, on the left when traveling south on 5th Avenue.
A Neo-Renaissance Building Designed by Robert Maynicke Built in 1899Map (db m146601) HM
40New York (New York County), New York — 134 Charles Street
On Charles Street west of Greenwich Street, on the left when traveling west.
The lower two stories of this factory structure were built in 1911-12 to the design of Van Vleck & Goldsmith for the American Railway Supply Co., a brass tags manufacturing firm. The company was located in this building until at least 1945. . . . Map (db m125987) HM
41New York (New York County), New York — 140 Years Of Help And HopeThe Bowery Mission — 227-229 Bowery —
On Bowery near Prince Street, on the right when traveling north.
Established in 1879 by Reverend and Mrs. A.G. Ruliffson, the Bowery Mission was located at 14, 36, 55 and 105 Bowery before moving to 227 Bowery in 1909, an event heralded by a visit and speech by President Taft. For nearly 140 years, it has . . . Map (db m133150) HM
42New York (New York County), New York — 143 Spring Street
On Spring Street at Wooster Street, on the left when traveling east on Spring Street.
This Federal house, originally owned by Josiah Purdy, dates from 1818 and was restored in 2010. Initially a dwelling, it is an excellent example of Soho’s early period and of a building undergoing substantial changes in use and occupancy throughout . . . Map (db m140112) HM
43New York (New York County), New York — 152 East 38th StreetNew York City Designated Landmark
On East 38th Street east of Lexington Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
This house, which dates back to the 1840’s, was typical of the modest semi-suburban houses that once dotted the streets of uptown Manhattan in the mid-19th century. It was originally a gatehouse for an estate belonging to a member of President Van . . . Map (db m158408) HM
44New York (New York County), New York — 163-165 West 57th StreetNew York City Designated Landmark
On West 57th Street east of 7th Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Constructed in 1916 and designed by architects George A. & Henry Boehm, this building was built for the Louis H. Chalif Normal School of Dancing. The asymmetrical facade of this five-story structure has motifs inspired by the Italian Renaissance and . . . Map (db m146525) HM
45New York (New York County), New York — 17 West 16th Street / Margaret Sanger ClinicNew York City Designated Landmark
On West 16th Street near Fifth Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
17 West 16th Street Built in 1846 by architect Edward Mesier, the bowed front of this building is more typical of row houses found in Boston, rather than New York. The Greek revival doorway and its eared architrave, frieze egg and dart . . . Map (db m127448) HM
46New York (New York County), New York — 170-6 John Street, 86 South StreetNew York City Landmark Building
On John Street near South Street, on the right when traveling east.
One of the finest and most impressive structures in the South Street Seaport Historic District, this stately building, a designated New York City Landmark, was erected in 1840 for Hickson W. Field, a commission merchant. Unlike the other Greek . . . Map (db m128244) HM
47New York (New York County), New York — 175th Anniversary of Greek Independence
On Broadway, in the median.
55’ Flag Pole donated to the City of New York by the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York on behalf of the Greek American community, in celebration of the 175th Anniversary of Greek Independence, and the 100th Anniversary of the . . . Map (db m47317) HM
48New York (New York County), New York — 1941 · Honor Roll · 1945Baggage Dept., Pennsylvania Station, N.Y.
Near W. 31st Street near 8th Avenue.
In honor of the men from this department who served their country in the Armed Forces of the United States during World War II and in lasting tribute to the ten who gave their lives in the service of their country. Carey, Richard F. • Crowley, . . . Map (db m6135) WM
49New York (New York County), New York — 195 Broadway
On Broadway north of Dey Street, on the right when traveling south.
Built in 1923 as the headquarters for American Telephone and Telegraph William Welles Bosworth, ArchitectMap (db m146562) HM
50New York (New York County), New York — 200 Fifth Avenue Clock
On Fifth Avenue south of West 24th Street, on the right when traveling south.
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51New York (New York County), New York — 200 Years & Counting206-8 Bowery
On Bowery at Rivington Street, on the right when traveling south on Bowery.
Remarkably surviving for over 200 years, 206 Bowery is one of the few row houses on the Bowery that still retains most of its Federal style characteristics, including its 2 ½-story height, 3-bay width, gambrel roof and pair of gable dormers. . . . Map (db m133618) HM
52New York (New York County), New York — 200th Anniversary of the Construction of City Hall
Near Centre Street.
The first stone of this building was laid on May 26, 1803 by order of the Common Council John McComb, Jr., Architect Joseph Francois Mangin, Architect Edward Livingston, Mayor 200th Anniversary of the Construction of City Hall November . . . Map (db m130436) HM
53New York (New York County), New York — 203 Front StreetBuilt 1815, Remodeled 1882-83
On Front Street near Fulton Street, on the left when traveling north.
Built for a grocer a few years after nearby Schermerhorn Row, No. 203 was – with its neighbor No. 204 – extensively remodeled in the 1880s to become a waterfront hotel, one of the many scattered throughout the district that catered to . . . Map (db m128242) HM
54New York (New York County), New York — 203 Prince Street
On Prince Street near MacDougal Street.
This handsome house is situated on land once owned by Aaron Burr. It was built in 1833-34 by John P. Haff, a prosperous leather inspector. The building is characteristic of many which once were located in this area, a residential section of the City . . . Map (db m144454) HM
55New York (New York County), New York — 206 Front StreetBuilt 1780s, Remodeled 1880
On Front Street near Beekman Place, on the left when traveling north.
Built in the late 1790s remodeled a century later, No. 206 Front Street was the location of the Howell family businesses for well over 100 years. It first served as a grocery, providing staples such as flour, sugar, and spirits to customers who . . . Map (db m128243) HM
56New York (New York County), New York — 207 - 211 Water StreetBuilt 1835–1836
These three brick Greek Revival-style stores, built together for different owners, display classic details of the period: granite steps, cornice, and piers and lintels in its trabeated storefront. The brick is laid up in Flemish bond, a style whose . . . Map (db m146603) HM
57New York (New York County), New York — 213 West 58th Street
On West 58th Street near Seventh Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
NYC Designated Landmark 213 West 58th Street This elegant French Renaissance style stable was constructed in 1902-03, reminiscent of the early 17th century town houses that line the Places des Vosges in Paris. An early work by noted architects . . . Map (db m129596) HM
58New York (New York County), New York — 21st Century Fashion In A 21st Century House306 Bowery
On Bowery near E. 1st Street.
Protected within the NoHo Historic District, this nearly-200-year-old Federal-style house, together with 308-310, was built about 1820 for the Lorillard family as an investment property. The building retains its original Flemish bond brickwork, . . . Map (db m136745) HM
59New York (New York County), New York — 23 Park Avenue
On Park Avenue at East 35th Street, on the right when traveling north on Park Avenue.
This McKim, Mead, and White residence, completed c. 1891, was commissioned by James Hampden Robb (1846-1911), former cotton broker, New York State Assemblyman and Senator (1882-85), and Commissioner of the Parks Department (1887-90). Designed in the . . . Map (db m146602) HM
60New York (New York County), New York — 230 Park AvenueDesignated Landmark New York City
On Park Avenue at East 46th Street on Park Avenue.
Designed by architects Warren & Wetmore, 230 Park Avenue was built in 1927-29 as the New York Central Building, sitting astride Park Avenue just north of Grand Central Terminal. The building’s honeycombed base and slender tower dominate the street . . . Map (db m137743) HM
61New York (New York County), New York — 24 Sycamores Playground.622 acre
On York Avenue north of East 60th Street, on the right when traveling north.
The name “24 Sycamores” is a protective measure, letting prospective developers know that the trees have been carefully counted, and their destruction will not go undetected. The 24 Sycamores Playground is located at York Avenue, . . . Map (db m168858) HM
62New York (New York County), New York — 24, 26 & 28 Commerce Street
On Commerce Street near Bedford Street, on the left when traveling west.
These three Federal town houses of 1821 were built for Asher Martin and John Bennet, tradesmen, who had a shop on nearby Greenwich Street. Two and a half stories in height, these houses are modest versions of the late Federal style retaining their . . . Map (db m143623) HM
63New York (New York County), New York — 242 & 244 West 4th Street
On West 4th Street near West 10th Street, on the left when traveling north.
Greenwich Village Historic District 242 & 244 This pair of five-story apartment houses were erected in 1884 for Thomas J. Jeremiah and were designed in the Neo-Grec style by well-known architect John. B. Snook who designed the . . . Map (db m142882) HM
64New York (New York County), New York — 246 West End Avenue
On West End Avenue near West 71st Street, on the right when traveling north.
Built in 1913, 246 West End Avenue is one of only two buildings designed on the Upper West Side by the acclaimed architect James E.R. Carpenter, recognized as the creator of the “modern” apartment. Designed in an amplified Renaissance . . . Map (db m127440) HM
65New York (New York County), New York — 247 Water Street
On Water Street south of Peck Slip, on the right when traveling north.
The property has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m168683) HM
66New York (New York County), New York — 26 BroadwayLandmarks of New York
On Broadway north of Beaver Street, on the left when traveling south.
Under construction from 1920 to 1928, the corporate headquarters for John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company was built on one of the largest parcels assembled in Manhattan at the time. The architectural firm of Carrere & Hastings, along with . . . Map (db m146604) HM
67New York (New York County), New York — 27 Christopher Street
On Christopher Street at Waverly Place, on the right when traveling west on Christopher Street.
Top Plaque 1911 Constructed as the Margaret and Sarah Switzer Institute for Vocational Training of Women 1926 Purchased by St. Joseph's Parish for elementary school 1977 Site of the School of Nursing of St. Vincent's Hospital and . . . Map (db m55482) HM
68New York (New York County), New York — 27 Cooper Sq.Bowery Arts & Beats
On Cooper Square at East 5th Street, on the right when traveling north on Cooper Square.
You are standing in front of an 1844 townhouse which was converted in the 1960s from a cold-water flop to home and gathering place for a newly developing, inclusive avant-garde. Poets Amiri Bakara and Hetty Jones hosted writers, painters, . . . Map (db m132312) HM
69New York (New York County), New York — 27 Cooper Square
On Cooper Square/Bowery near East 5th Street, on the right when traveling north.
In the 1960’s, this 1845 former rooming house became a laboratory for artistic, literary and political currents. Writers LeRoi Jones (later Amiri Baraka) and Hettie Jones, their Yugen magazine and Toten Press, musician Archie Shepp and painter . . . Map (db m131766) HM
70New York (New York County), New York — 28 Liberty28 Liberty (formerly 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza), Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, architects, 1956-60 — Exploring Lower Manhattan —
On Nassau Street near Cedar Street, on the right when traveling north.
Back in the 1950s, while other banks were deserting Downtown for Midtown, Chase Manhattan Bank commissioned this majestic, 60-story, steel-and-glass tower-in-a-plaza. The new skyscraper, rising on a superblock assembled from tiny parcels of land . . . Map (db m128465) HM
71New York (New York County), New York — 30, 40, 42, 44, 46 & 48 Barrow Street
On Barrow Street near Bleeker Street, on the right when traveling west.
This dignified row of six brick houses was erected in 1851 by Smith Woodruff, mason, a member of a well-known family of builders. The original appearance of this row of three-story Italianate town houses, now greatly altered, is perhaps best seen at . . . Map (db m143550) HM
72New York (New York County), New York — 304 West 10th Street
On West 10th Street at Weehawken Street, on the right when traveling east on West 10th Street.
The Building’s History The site of the building had been part of the property of wealthy merchant Abraham Van Nest, which included a 4-story house on the corner and a 2-story house next door, sold in 1865 after his death. The property was . . . Map (db m144013) HM
73New York (New York County), New York — 307th Infantry AEF
Near 5th Avenue west of 72nd Street, on the right when traveling south.
To the dead of the 307th Infantry Regiment AEF 590 officers and men 1917-1919Map (db m108299) WM
74New York (New York County), New York — 31 Harrison Street
On 31 Harrison Street.
This Federal period house stands on land which was originally a part of the well-known farm of Annetje Jans, granted to her by Director General Van Twiller in 1636. After 1765, the Harrison Brewery occupied the land, hence the name Harrison Street. . . . Map (db m146677) HM
75New York (New York County), New York — 314 West 22nd Street
On West 22nd Street west of Eight Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
Constructed in 1842 Renovated in 1986 “Twas the night” Clement C. MooreMap (db m145709) HM
76New York (New York County), New York — 326, 328, 330 East 18th Street HousesNew York City Designated Landmark
On East 18th Street west of First Avenue, on the right when traveling east.
These three charming Italianate style houses were built in 1852-53 on land which was once part of Governor peter Stuyvesant’s “Bouwerie”, or farm. Cornelia Stuyvesant Ten Broeck (1820-1892) was directly responsible for the development . . . Map (db m151071) HM
77New York (New York County), New York — 33 Liberty Street
On Maiden Lane south of Nassau Street, on the left when traveling west.
This building erected 1922 occupies part of the farm leased prior to 1658 and granted in 1644 by the Dutch West India Company to Jan Jansen Damen. Of the bounding streets Maiden Lane was called the Dutch Maegde Paetje. Nassau Street was named for . . . Map (db m146676) HM
78New York (New York County), New York — 33rd Street Between Fifth Avenue and Broadwayknow NYC — 34th Street district —
On West 33rd Street west of Fifth Avenue, on the left when traveling west.
Front: Hello… I am nicknamed”Gentleman Jim” Corbett for my style in and out of the boxing ring. In 1892, I won the heavyweight championship, helping to popularize and legitimize the sport, which was legalized in New York State . . . Map (db m155060) HM
79New York (New York County), New York — 36 Commerce Street
On Commerce Street.
This three-story brick house was built in 1841 for Alexander McLachlan, the owner of a brewery at No. 38 on land originally part of the Hendricks-Gomez property. In the 1920’s, when the brewery became the Cherry Lane Theater, this house was part of . . . Map (db m57186) HM
80New York (New York County), New York — 369th Infantry Regiment Memorial“Harlem Hellfighters” Monument
On 5th Avenue at West 142nd Street on 5th Avenue.
This monument honors the legendary 369th Infantry Regiment known as the Harlem Hellfighters. The black granite obelisk is a replica of a 1997 memorial that stands in Sechault in Northern France, where the 369th soldiers distinguished themselves in . . . Map (db m18993) HM
81New York (New York County), New York — 376-380 Lafayette StreetNew York Designated Landmark
On Lafayette Street at Great Jones Street on Lafayette Street.
This six-story building, erected in 1888 for William C. Schermerhorn, is one of New York’s outstanding manufacturing structures of the period. It demonstrated that a utilitarian building could have real artistic merit and need not be devoid of . . . Map (db m146674) HM
82New York (New York County), New York — 38 Commerce Street
On Commerce Street.
In 1924 Edna St. Vincent Millay and a group of theatre artists converted a box factory into what would become the Cherry Lane Theatre. Through the years, it has become a showcase for the early works of Edward Albee, Lanford Wilson, Harold Pinter, . . . Map (db m57184) HM
83New York (New York County), New York — 4 Patchin Place / e.e. cummings
On Patchin Place.
4 Patchin Place One-time home of “PoetandPainter” e.e. cummings (d. 1962) and his wife, model and photographer Marion Morehouse (d.1969) “-- do lovers love? why then to heaven with hell. Whatever sages say and fools, all’s . . . Map (db m146678) HM
84New York (New York County), New York — 40 Wall Street
On Wall Street.
Built in 1929-30 as the Manhattan Company Building, this pictureseque 927 foot tall skyscraper was planned as the world's tallest building. Crowned by a pyramidal roof and French Gothic spire, it remains an imposing presence on the lower Manhattan . . . Map (db m146679) HM
85New York (New York County), New York — 4-10 Grove StreetLandmarks of New York
On Grove Street near Hudson Street, on the right when traveling east.
These four houses, erected between 1825 and 1834, are typical of those built in New York in the early 19th century preceding the increases use of Greek Revival forms. Their simplicity of design is typically enhanced by enriched doorways. The street . . . Map (db m146724) HM
86New York (New York County), New York — 44 West 12th Street
On West 12th Street, on the right when traveling east.
No. 44 is one of six row houses, Nos. 34-44, designed in the Late Italianate style and built in 1860 by Frederick P. James. They replaced an earlier row which had been built in 1844, When erected, these four-story houses were identical and were . . . Map (db m141184) HM
87New York (New York County), New York — 45 East 66th StreetNew York City Designated Landmark
On East 66th Street at Madison Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East 66th Street.
Designed by Harde & Short, this striking building, with its distinctive rounded corner bay, is an impressive reminder of the grand era of New York's early luxury apartment houses. Constructed in 1906-08 of brick and terra cotta, with a profusion of . . . Map (db m146725) HM
88New York (New York County), New York — 48 Wall Street / 40 Wall Street Exploring Downtown
On Wall Street at William Street, on the left when traveling east on Wall Street.
( 48 Wall Street Side ) Museum of American Finance What more appropriate home for the Museum of American Finance than the grand, 30-foot-high banking hall of the former Bank of New York building? The museum – an affiliate of . . . Map (db m146726) HM
89New York (New York County), New York — 48 West 12th Street
On West 12th Street, on the right when traveling east.
No. 48 is one of three handsome Anglo-Italianate houses, Nos. 48-52, built in 1854 for Frederick P. James, of the Wall Street firm, F.P. James & Co. The four-story houses are smooth-stuccoed to simulate brownstone with front door enframements, . . . Map (db m146727) HM
90New York (New York County), New York — 508 Canal StreetNew York City Designated Landmark
On Canal Street east of Washington Street, on the right when traveling east.
This rare, three-story, Federal-style structure and the adjoining building at 506 Canal Street were built in 1828. The site was created when this irregular section of Manhattan’s Hudson River shoreline was filled in by landfill in the first decades . . . Map (db m145038) HM
91New York (New York County), New York — 55 Wall StreetNew York City Designated Landmark
On Wall Street at William Street, on the right when traveling east on Wall Street.
55 Wall Street was designed by prominent Boston Architect Isaiah Rogers and constructed between 1836 and 1842. The façade of the original four-story, Greek Revival style building features twelve massive Ionic columns, each a single block of . . . Map (db m127626) HM
92New York (New York County), New York — 55 Wall Street/20 Exchange Place
On Wall Street near Hanover Street, on the right when traveling east.
55 Wall Street Isiah Rogers, architect, `1836-14; McKim, Mead and White, addition, 1910 The enormous Ionic columns supporting the lower level of the Merchant’s Exchange at 55 Wall Street, each cut from a single piece of stone and . . . Map (db m127627) HM
93New York (New York County), New York — 55 White Street
On White Street at Franklin Place, on the left when traveling west on White Street.
1861 Commissioned by John and Samuel Condict for their saddlery business. Cast iron by Daniel D. Badger’s Architectural Iron Works. Architects: John Kellum & SonMap (db m131456) HM
94New York (New York County), New York — 57 Stone Street
On Stone Street near Mill Lane, on the right when traveling west.
Listed on the NATIONAL HISTORIC REGISTER this building was completed in 1837-1839. In 1903 architect C.P.H. Gilbert converted it into its current Neo-Dutch Renaissance style. Today the building is home to America’s oldest security agency in . . . Map (db m146728) HM
95New York (New York County), New York — 570 Lexington AvenueNew York City Designated Landmark
On Lexington Avenue at E. 51st Street, on the right when traveling south on Lexington Avenue.
Designed by the renowned architectural firm of Cross & Cross, this 1929-1931 Art Deco Building is one of the most expressive skyscrapers of its era. It was constructed as the headquarters for the RCA Corporation but was deeded to the General . . . Map (db m127430) HM
96New York (New York County), New York — 67 Park Avenue
On Park Avenue at East 38th Street, on the right when traveling north on Park Avenue.
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m145073) HM
97New York (New York County), New York — 69th Regiment Armory
On Lexington Avenue south of East 26th Street, on the right when traveling south.
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This building possesses national significance in commemorating the military history of the Fighting 69th Regiment and the location of the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art 1996 . . . Map (db m151467) HM
98New York (New York County), New York — 7 West 34th Streetknow NYC — 34th Street district —
On West 34th Street west of Fifth Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Hello… The newest styles from Orbach’s department store were met with excitement at the 1939 World’s Fair fashion show, where I modeled this coat. Known for commissioning copies of French couture designs, Orbach’s offered its customers high . . . Map (db m155142) HM
99New York (New York County), New York — 7 West 54th Street HouseNew York City Designated Landmark
On West 54th Street near Fifth Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
Prominent Banker Philip Lehman, a son of the founder of the Lehman Brothers banking firm, commissioned this elegant Beaux-Arts town house in 1899-1900 at a time when this area of Manhattan was transforming into a fashionable neighborhood. Architect . . . Map (db m129641) HM
100New York (New York County), New York — 70 Bedford StreetLandmark New York
On Bedford Street north of Morton Street, on the right when traveling north.
About 1807 this house was built by John P. Broome, sailmaker and “crier of the courts of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol delivery and of the general session of the peace.” Although altered over the years, the original brickwork and wood beams . . . Map (db m146809) HM

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