Bernard M. Baruch College / CUNY

Bernard M. Baruch College / CUNY (HM277B)

Location: New York, NY 10010 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 44.359', W 73° 59.089'

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17 Lexington Avenue

A center of commerce by the 1840's, NYC attracted a growing immigrant population. Townsend Harris, President of the Board of Education, saw the need for publicly-supported higher education. In 1849, his vision was fulfilled when The Free Academy opened here, "for the poor man's children," with a class of 149 men. In 1866, it became the College of the City of New York. It is now Baruch College, known globally for excellence in business education.
HM NumberHM277B
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Placed ByHistoric Landmarks Preservation Center
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Date Added Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 585714 N 4510314
Decimal Degrees40.73931667, -73.98481667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 44.359', W 73° 59.089'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 44' 21.54" N, 73° 59' 5.3399999999999" W
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Area Code(s)212, 347, 646, 914, 917,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17 Lexington Ave, New York NY 10010, US
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