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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CKC_jean-michel-basquiat-1960-1988_New-York-NY.html
Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) . . From 1983 to 1988 renowned artist Jean-Michel Basquiat lived and worked here, a former stable owned by friend and mentor Andy Warhol. Basquiat's paintings and other work established notion of high and low art…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CK8_site-of-elizabeth-blackwells-infirmary-for-women-and-children_New-York-NY.html
Site of Elizabeth Blackwell's Infirmary for Women and Children . . In this building, the first female doctor in America, Elizabeth Blackwell, established the first hospital for, staffed, and run by women. The New York Infirmary for Women and Chi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CGZ_mercury-theatre_New-York-NY.html
Mercury Theatre. "Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world . Like a Colossus... . -William Shakespeare . . On this site in1937, legendary American actor-writer-producer-director Orson Welles founded the Mercury Theatre with John Houseman. H…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CEZ_nikola-tesla-1856-1943_New-York-NY.html
In this house lived Nikola Tesla /1856-1943/, The great Yugoslav-American scientist-inventor, whose discoveries in the field of alternating electric current contributed to the advancement of the United States and the rest of the world. Yugosl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CC5_chaim-gross-1904-1991_New-York-NY.html
Chaim Gross (1904-1991) From 1963 until his death, the renowned American sculptor Chaim Gross lived and worked here. Born in the Carpathian mountains of Eastern Europe, Gross came to New York City in 1921 and emerged as a pioneer of the direct ca…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CC3_martha-graham-1894-1991_New-York-NY.html
Martha Graham (1894-1991) The renowned pioneer of modern dance created radical new dances and rehearsed her company in this building during the 1930s and 40s. Graham also taught in a studio later named in her honor at The New School at 66 West 12…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CBZ_lorraine-vivian-hansberry_New-York-NY.html
Lorraine Vivian Hansberry May 19, 1930 - January 2, 1965 112 Waverly Place, Manhattan The first African-American woman to write a play performed on Broadway, Lorraine Hansberry is best known for A Raisin in the Sun (1959), about a Chicago famil…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CBE_the-wendel-home_New-York-NY.html
Upon this site for more than seventy years stood the home of John D Wendel Esquire and his family On the death of Rebecca A D Wendel Swope and of Ella V von E Wendel the last surviving members of the family, the property passed by will to Drew Th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CBD_the-general-society-of-mechanics-and-tradesmen-of-the-city-of-new-york_New-York-NY.html
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 …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CAN_edward-livingston_New-York-NY.html
Edward Livingston May 23, 1764 - May 23, 1836 U.S. Secretary of State, 1931-33 Representative from New York, 1795-1901 Mayor of New York City, 1801-03 Representative from Louisiana, 1823-29 Senator from Louisiana, 1829-31 Minister to France…
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