Astor Library

Astor Library (HM1ZV0)

Location: New York, NY 10003 New York County
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N 40° 43.742', W 73° 59.509'

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“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.

Plaque erected 1967 by
The New York Community Trust
HM NumberHM1ZV0
Year Placed1967
Placed ByThe New York Community Trust
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 585136 N 4509166
Decimal Degrees40.72903333, -73.99181667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 43.742', W 73° 59.509'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 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 AddressAt or near 425 Lafayette St, New York NY 10003, US
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