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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1875/00/00 Claire Clairmont gives Edward Silsbee a copy of "The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley" (London: Moxon, 1870). Clairmont penciled an inscription on the verso of the frontispiece of vol 1. Now in the Pforzheimer Collection at NY Public Library. The Aspern Papers (book)
1902/05/00 Carrere and Hastings Architect Cornerstone for the New York Public Library Main Branch is laid
1911/05/23 William Howard Taft Master of Ceremony New York Public Library Main Branch officially opens
1911/05/23 New York Public Library Custodian New York Public Library Main Branch officially opens
1924/00/00 Earl Derr Biggers Author In an obscure corner of an inside page, I found ... Chinese, being too fond of opium, had been arrested by Sergeants Chang Apana and Lee Fook, of the Honolulu Police. - EDB, paging through a Hawaiian newspaper in the Reading Room of the NY Public Library House Without a Key (book)

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Particulars for New York Public Library:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Architectural Style Beaux Arts
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Education
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Library
Level of Significance Local



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: New York Public Library
Registry Address: 5th Ave. and 42nd St.
Registry Number: 66000546
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Local
Architect: Carrere and Hastings
Architectural Style: Beaux arts
Area in Acres: 9
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Boundary increase, Additional documentation, Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Education, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1895
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-Function: Library
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-Function: Library

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