Governors IslandConstructed in 1934, Pershing Hall functioned continually as an Army and Coast Guard headquarters building until 1996. It was named in honor of John E. Pershing, General of the Armies and First Commander of the First Army in 1918. Pershing led all the American Army forces in World War I. The architect of Pershing Hall was Lorimer Rich, once an employee of the firm McKim, Meade & White, whose Island-wide plans and designs for many of its largest buildings shaped the look of 20th century Governors Island. Rich is best known for his design of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the National Cemetery at Arlington, Virginia.
|Series||This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 5:38pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 583303 N 4504943|
|Decimal Degrees||40.69118333, -74.01408333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 41.471', W 74° 0.845'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 41' 28.26" N, 74° 0' 50.70" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||718, 212, 917|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 102 Andes Rd, New York NY 11231, US|
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