Cooper Union

Cooper Union (HMRKP)

Location: New York, NY 10003 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 43.779', W 73° 59.436'

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Landmarks of New York

For the advancement of science and art Peter Cooper, inventor, civic leader, philanthropist, founded this institution offering free education to all. In its great hall, birthplace of many important social and political movements, America's leading citizens have spoken, among them Abraham Lincoln, whose 1860 address here contributed to his presidential nomination. Designed by Frederick A. Peterson, this building was opened in 1859.

[ Landmark Plaque ]
Cooper Union
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
this site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating and illustrating
the history of the United States.

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service

[ Third Plaque ]
This tablet commemorates
the one hundredth anniversary
of laying the cornerstone
of the Cooper Union,
oldest building in the United States
supported by rolled structural beams,
a forerunner of today's skyscraper.

Presented September 17, 1953
by American Institute of Steel Construction.
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
Year Placed1959
Placed ByThe New York Community Trust
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 3:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 585238 N 4509236
Decimal Degrees40.72965000, -73.99060000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 43.779', W 73° 59.436'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 43' 46.74" N, 73° 59' 26.16" W
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Area Code(s)212, 646, 917, 347, 718
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26 Astor Pl, New York NY 10003, US
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