Columbia University, Morningside

  • 1784-1896: Columbia College
  • 1754-1784: King's College

  • Vicinity: Morningside
  • Type: University


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PLACES

Name of Notable Genus AsNotedIn Address Proximity
Name Genus AsNotedIn Address Proximity
Low Memorial Library
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • US NHL
W 116th St Between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave
Casa Italina
  • Sight
  • NRHP
1151 - 1161 Amsterdam Ave
Pupin Hall
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • US NHL
W 120th St Broadway
International House
  • Sight
  • NRHP
500 Riverside Dr
Philosophy Hall
  • Sight
  • NRHP
  • US NHL
1150 Amsterdam Ave
Hartley Hall at Columbia Unv
  • Sight
1124 Amsterdam Ave

Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1829/00/00 Martin E Thompson Architect The New York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb (lost) is built on 49th St between Madison Ave and 4th (now Park) Ave. The site had a semicircular driveway with two gates. One gate is preserved between John Jay Hall and Butler Library.
1857/00/00 Columbia College (New York) History Columbia College moves into the New York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb, a one-square block campus from 49th to 50th Street and from Madison Avenue to Fourth (now Park) Avenue.
1877/06/00 Charles Frederick Coffin Education Charles Frederick Coffin graduates from Columbia College in New York City.
1894/00/00 Seth Low Benefactor Under Seth Low's leadership, Columbia College begins plans to move to Morningside. His sense of the monumental importance of a great university and it's civic responsibility is reflected in the master plan by Charles Follen McKim.
1894/00/00 Charles Follen McKim Architect Charles Follen McKim of the firm McKim, Mead and White is commissioned to develop a master plan for Columbia University at Morningside.
1897/00/00 Columbia College (New York) History Columbia University in the City of New York moves to its new Morningside Heights campus.
1898/00/00 George W Vanderbilt Benefactor George W Vanderbilt donates $100,000 to Columbia University for the purchase of 20 lots at the corner of Broadway and 120th Street.
1898/00/00 John D Rockefeller Benefactor John D Rockefeller gives $50,000 to Columbia University for the purchase of 20 lots in Morningside Heights.
1921/11/00 Langston Hughes Education Langdon Hughes discovers Columbia College has not received his tuition payment and is granted an extension. The $532 payment finally arrives in November.
1939/06/10 The King and Queen motor to Columbia University which was founded in 1754 as King's College by royal charter of King George II of England. Entering 116th St by way of Amsterdam, the Royal car is greeted by 5000 cheering students and faculty. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth State Visit of Canada

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Particulars for Columbia University, Morningside:
Institution of Higher Education University



Creative Works »

WorkTypeAsNotedInCreatorNote
Moon Palace Novel Paul Auster "Moon Palace" is set at Columbia University

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