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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/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/HM2C9I_hsbc_New-York-NY.html
HSBC formerly the Knox Building Built in 1901-2, this is one of the finest Beaux Arts commercial buildings in New York City. It is distinguished by its limestone rustication and two-storied mansard roof. It was designed by John H. Duncan as head…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1L95_james-gordon-bennett-1795-1872-and-james-gordon-bennett-1841-1918_New-York-NY.html
A memorial to James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872) founder of the New York Herald in 1835 and to his son James Gordon Bennett (1841-1918) through whose vision and enterprise the New York Herald became one of the world's great newspapers. The b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM155N_fashion-walk-of-fame_New-York-NY.html
Fashion Walk of Fame celebrates excellence in American design by honoring the New York designers who have had a significant and lasting impact on the way the world dresses.New York has been the undisputed center of American fashion since the mid-1…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13MH_rudi-gernreich_New-York-NY.html
Bold, original, and controversial, Gernreich was America's first fashion futurist, a social commentator who worked in the medium of clothes. Best known for his body-baring creations such as the no-bra bra and topless bathing suit, he also designed…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13KD_geoffrey-beene_New-York-NY.html
A designer's designer, Geoffrey Beene is one of the most artistic and individual of fashion's creators. He is known for his surgically clean cutting and his fluid use of materials. His designs display a sensuous appreciation of the body and always…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13KC_bill-blass_New-York-NY.html
Having brought the comfort and simplicity of sportswear into the realm of formal dressing, Blass can rightly be credited as one of the creators of a true "American style." His blending of classic fabrics, like cashmere and satin, have made him a f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13KB_diane-von-furstenberg_New-York-NY.html
Diane von Furstenberg made fashion history in 1972 when she developed her iconic wrap dress and encouraged her customers to "Feel like a woman. Wear a dress." By 1976, she has sold 5 million dressed and landed the cover of Newsweek. An entrepreneu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13JX_calvin-klein_New-York-NY.html
There has never been a more recognizable and controversial name in the realm of American fashion than Calvin Klein. He is the master of the clean and minimal style that dominated global fashion in the late 20th Century, but is also famous for his …
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