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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1832/00/00 Union Place public commons is extended to 17th St and to University Place and renamed Union Square.
1865/04/25 Theodore Roosevelt Mourner Lincoln's funeral procession moves down Broadway, passing the home of Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt (SW corner of Broadway and 14th St, demolished) where his 7 year old grandson, Theodore, watches from a 2nd-floor window. Funeral of Abraham Lincoln
1865/04/25 Abraham Lincoln In Memoriam Lincoln's funeral procession moves down Broadway, passing the home of Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt (SW corner of Broadway and 14th St, demolished) where his 7 year old grandson, Theodore, watches from a 2nd-floor window. Funeral of Abraham Lincoln
1870/00/00 Henry Kirke Brown Sculptor Henry Kirke Brown's equestrian statue of President George Washington is installed at Union Square Park.
1876/07/04 Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi's statue of Marquis de Lafayette is dedicated at the United States Centennial.
1881/10/00 Adolf von Donndorf Sculptor James Temperance Fountain is dedicated. Created by German sculptor Karl Adolph Donndorf using his wife and children as models, the bronze sculpture illustrates charity and the gift of water. The granite for the stepped base was imported from Sweden.
1881/10/00 Daniel Willis James Benefactor James Temperance Fountain is dedicated. Created by German sculptor Karl Adolph Donndorf using his wife and children as models, the bronze sculpture illustrates charity and the gift of water. The granite for the stepped base was imported from Sweden.
1882/09/05 A crowd of at least 10,000 workers celebrate the First Labor Day Celebration by marching up Broadway, past a reviewing stand at Union Square.
1908/03/28 An anarchist sets off a bomb in Union Square which kills himself and another man.

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Particulars for Union Square Park:
Criteria Historic Event
Owner Local
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Outdoor recreation
Sight Category Site
Area of Significance Social History
Historic Use Work of Art



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 9th December 1997

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Union Square
Registry Address: Bounded by E 14th E 17th Sts. and Union Square East Union Square West
Registry Number: 97001678
Resource Type: Site
Owner: Local
Architect: Bartholdi, Frederic Auguste; et.al.
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 8
Contributing Sites: 1
Non-Contributing Structures: 3
Contributing Objects: 4
Non-Contributing Objects: 5
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: Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event
Significant Year: 1882, 1894
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Work of art (sculpture, carving, rock art), Outdoor recreation
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Outdoor recreation Work of art (sculpture, carving, rock art)

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