The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York

The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York (HM2CBD)

Location: New York, NY 10036 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 45.319', W 73° 58.881'

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Designated Landmark New York City

Designed in 1890 by architects Lamb & Rich and built in 1892 as the Berkeley School for Boys, this handsome Neo-Classical structure is clad in limestone, yellow Roman brick and terra cotta. The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen purchased the building in 1899. A 1903-05 expansion was designed by Ralph Samuel Townsend and financed by Andrew Carnegie. The upper stories feature wrought-iron fire escapes and a partial reproduction of the Parthenon frieze taken from casts in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum. The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen was founded in 1785 to provide education and services to the working classes of New York City.
New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
2003
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HM NumberHM2CBD
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Year Placed2003
Placed ByNew York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
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Date Added Monday, October 15th, 2018 at 11:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 585986 N 4512094
Decimal Degrees40.75531667, -73.98135000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.319', W 73° 58.881'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 19.14" N, 73° 58' 52.86" W
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Area Code(s)212, 646, 917, 914
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20 W 44th St, New York NY 10036, US
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