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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…
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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…
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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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CAM_clement-clarke-moore_New-York-NY.html
In the Moore mansion, which stood on this site, in 1822, Clement Clarke Moore, (1779-1863), penned the immortal poem, "A Visit from Saint Nicholas", (T'was the night before Christmas), as a gift for his children. Scholar and developer o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CAK_penn-club-of-new-york_New-York-NY.html
This handsome Beaux-Arts-style building was one of the first high-rise clubhouses constructed in New York City. Designed by Evarts Tracy and Egerton Swartwout as the Yale Club in 1900-01, the red brick fa├žade features a rusticated limestone base …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CAJ_nathan-hale_New-York-NY.html
At the British artillery park near this site Nathan Hale Captain in the U.S. Army, Yale graduate of 1773, apprehended within enemy lines while seeking information was executed on the morning of September 22, 1776. His last words were "I …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CAC_justus-h-schwab-1847-1900_New-York-NY.html
An extraordinary figure in the socialist and anarchist movement of the late 19th century, German-born Justus H. Schwab lived with his family and operated a saloon at 50 East 1st Street for nearly 30 tears. Schwab's saloon was an epicenter for so…
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