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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1803/00/00 Joseph Francois Mangin Principal Designer The cornerstone is laid for the current City Hall.
1812/00/00 John McComb Supervising Architect New York City's City Hall opens, many feel that it is too far north of the center of the City.
1832/07/00 Gathered in City Hall Park, a fearful crowd are told that the cholera epidemic, caused by miasma, a highly unpleasant or unhealthy vapor, has reached its peak. Cholera Invades the West
1842/10/14 James Renwick Jr Construction Supervisor The Croton Aqueduct opens to public use with great fanfare. The day-long celebration culminates in a fountain of water spouting to a height of 50 feet (15 m) from the decorative cast iron Croton Fountain in City Hall Park (razed).
1865/04/24 Augustus Saint-Gaudens Mourner New Yorkers pay their respects to the fallen president lying in state on a bier at City Hall. After viewing the body, Augustus Saint-Gaudens waits in the line for hours to view the Lincoln again. Funeral of Abraham Lincoln
1871/00/00 Jacob Wrey Mould Architect The Croton Fountain is replaced by a new fountain designed by Jacob Wrey Mould, which became the centerpiece of the park. Concerts are held at the park during the 1870s.
1920/00/00 The Mould's Fountain is disassembled and moved to Crotona Park in the Bronx.
1922/04/20 Piccirilli Bros Carvers A sculptural group by Frederick William MacMonnies depicting "Civic Virtue", a heroic male nude holding a sword, stepping over two prone females, the sirens of "Vice" and "Corruption", is unveiled in front of New York City Hall.
1922/04/20 Thomas Hastings Architect A sculptural group by Frederick William MacMonnies depicting "Civic Virtue", a heroic male nude holding a sword, stepping over two prone females, the sirens of "Vice" and "Corruption", is unveiled in front of New York City Hall.
1929/11/13 Katharine Sergeant Angell White Bride Katharine Angell and EB white spontaneously get married in one day. With her Scottish terrier, Daisy, they picked up the license at city hall, the ring at a budget 6th Ave jewelry store and drive update to a small church. Marriage of Katharine Angell and E B White
1929/11/13 E B White Groom Katharine Angell and EB white spontaneously get married in one day. With her Scottish terrier, Daisy, they picked up the license at city hall, the ring at a budget 6th Ave jewelry store and drive update to a small church. Marriage of Katharine Angell and E B White
1941/02/00 Fiorello H La Guardia New York Mayor Mayor Fiorello La Guardia has the "Civic Virtue Triumphant Over Unrighteousness" sculpture moved to Queeens. La Guardia hates the sculpture, calling it "Fat Boy" and resents being confronted with naked buttocks each time he leaves City Hall.
1999/00/00 Under Mayor Rudolph Guiliani, City Hall park is reconstructed at a cost of $35 million. Jacob Mould's cast iron fountain is restored - missing granite, bronze and ceramic elements are reproduced using the original sketches and photographs.

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Particulars for New York City Hall:
Sight Category Building
Historic Use City or Town Hall
Criteria Historic Event
Architectural Style Late 19th and 20th century revivals
Owner Local
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Politics-government



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: City Hall
Registry Address: Broadway and Chambers St.
Registry Number: 66000539
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Local
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Late 19th and 20th century revivals
Contributing Buildings: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Politics-government
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Year: 1911
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-Function: City Hall
Current Function: Government
Current Sub-Function: City Hall

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