Ottendorfer Branch of the New York Public Library

Ottendorfer Branch of the New York Public Library (HM4WC)

Location: New York, NY 10003 New York County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 43.733', W 73° 59.233'

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Designed by the architect William Schickel and built in 1883-1884, the Ottendorfer Library was the first building in Manhattan to be erected specifically as a free public lending library. The building combines elements from several late Victorian architectural styles and is important for its early use of molded terra cotta. The interior remains almost unchanged since 1884.

This plaque was donated by the community to honor and perpetuate the legacy of Anna and Oswald Ottendorfer. From the beginning, their gift filled a vital need.
HM NumberHM4WC
Placed ByCity of New York
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 12:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 585525 N 4509154
Decimal Degrees40.72888333, -73.98721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 43.733', W 73° 59.233'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 43' 43.98" N, 73° 59' 13.98" W
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Area Code(s)212, 646, 917, 347, 718
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 142 2nd Ave, New York NY 10003, US
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