Civic Center

Civic Center (HMRL3)

Location: New York, NY 10007 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 42.822', W 74° 0.197'

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Foley Square

— Exploring Downtown —

Municipal government long ago spilled out of City Hall to create the surrounding Civic Center. Today, Chambers Street and Foley Square are lined with white granite and marble civic buildings. The sumptuous lobby of the Surrogate's Court at 31 Chambers Street (1899-1907), with marble walls and vaulted mosaic-covered ceiling, is often used as a location for television and movie scenes. Down the street, the Municipal Building at 1 Centre Street (McKim, Mead & White, 1914) raises classic white granite to skyscraper heights, in a building that straddles what used to be a continuation of Chambers Street. To the north, Centre and Lafayette streets form the oddly shaped Foley Square, now synonymous with the courts. Side by side sit the United States Courthouse at 40 Centre Street (Cass Gilbert, 1936) and the New York State Supreme Court (originally the New York County Courthouse) at 60 Centre Street (Guy Lowell, 1912-1926). Foley Square replaced a large part of the once infamous Five Points district - a collection of squalid, rundown houses on streets known as "Murderers Alley" and "Den of Thieves." Violent gangs like the Dead Rabbits and the Plug Uglies eventually grew into organized crime syndicates.
HM NumberHMRL3
Placed ByThe Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 3:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584187 N 4507453
Decimal Degrees40.71370000, -74.00328333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.822', W 74° 0.197'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 49.32" N, 74° 0' 11.82" W
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Area Code(s)212, 917, 646, 718, 347
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 31-33 Saint Andrews Plaza, New York NY 10007, US
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