HISPANIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA--AUDUBON TERRACE, MANHATTAN, NY
Title of Installation:
Hispanic Society of America
Terra Cotta and Ceramic tiles
Additional Materials Information:
(From "A New Museum of Trasures The Hispanic Society of America" by C. Lewis Hind in The International Studio, Vol. XXXIV, No. 135, May 1908, Pub. by the John Lane Company, p. c)
The interior terra cotta was manufactured by the Atlantic Terra Cotta Company of Perth Amboy, NJ, and the tile flooring was made by Henry Mercer's Moravian Tile Works in Doylestown, PA.
Year Installed, if different:
Does Installation Still Exist?
Yes. The buildings of Audubon Terrace comprise the Audubon Terrace Historic District, designated a NYC Historic Landmark District in 1979. The Landmark Designation Report may be accessed at http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/reports/AUDUBON_TERRACE_HISTORIC_DISTRICT.pdf
If Not, What Happened?
Location of Installation:
613 West 155th Street
New York, NY 10032
Directions to Installation:
The entrance to Audubon Terrace is at 155th Street and Broadway.
Additional Information, Websites, Citations:
More information about the Hispanic Society of America can be accessed at http://books.google.com/books?id=0_sEAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR99&dq=%22Hispanic+Society+of+America%22,+terra+cotta&hl=en&ei=lqwkTr77JsLo0QG46LGzCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9&ved=0CFMQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=%22Hispanic%20Society%20of%20America%22%2C%20terra%20cotta&f=false
and at http://books.google.com/books?id=ox5DAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA7&dq=%22Hispanic+Society+of+America%22,+terra+cotta&hl=en&ei=lqwkTr77JsLo0QG46LGzCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
Unless otherwise noted, photos courtesy of Michael Padwee.Submitted by and Year:
Submitted by Michael Padwee (tileback101"at"collector.org); July 2011.