“Heritage of New York”This Italianate structure, begun in 1849 and completed in 1881 was built by John Jacob Astor, whose sons later added the north and center sections. Three architects contributed to its design: Alexander Saeltzer (South Wing, 1849-1853); Griffith Thomas (Center Section, 1856-1859); and Thomas Stent (North Wing, 1879-1881). Originally the City's first major library broadly accessible to the public, the Astor collection was combined with the Tilden Trust and Lenox Library in 1912 to form the nucleus of the New York Public Library.
|Placed By||The New York Community Trust|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:46pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 585136 N 4509166|
|Decimal Degrees||40.72903333, -73.99181667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 43.742', W 73° 59.509'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 43' 44.52" N, 73° 59' 30.54" W|
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|Area Code(s)||212, 646, 917, 347, 718|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 425 Lafayette St, New York NY 10003, US|
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