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Arsenal Landmark Plaque map_it

  • Location: The Arsenal, east façade, left of basement entrance
  • Description: Plaque and small circular medallion
  • Materials: Aluminum
  • Dimensions: Plaque H: 1'3" W: 1'11"; Medallion Diameter: 6"
  • Cast: 1958
  • Dedicated: 1958
  • Donor: The New York Community Trust
  • Inscription: 1) Plaque: LANDMARKS OF NEW YORK / THE ARSENAL / THIS BUILDING, DESIGNED BY MARTIN E. THOMPSON, / WAS CONSTRUCTED BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK AS / AN ARSENAL IN 1848 BEFORE THE ESTABLISHMENT / OF CENTRAL PARK. SINCE IT WAS ACQUIRED BY THE / CITY IN 1857 IT HAS SERVED AT VARIOUS TIMES AS THE / FIRST HOME OF THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL / HISTORY, PARK HEADQUARTERS FOR MANHATTAN AND / RICHMOND, A POLICE STATION AND A WEATHER / OBSERVATORY. IN 1934 IT BECAME THE HEADQUARTERS / OF THE CITY'S UNITED PARK SYSTEM /---/ PLAQUE ERECTED 1958 BY / THE NEW YORK COMMUNITY TRUST /

    2) Medallion: DESIGNATED LANDMARK / NEW YORK CITY / LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION / PARKS RECREATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS [seal of the City of New York in center] /

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

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