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City Hall Park

Civil Engineers Plaque map_it

  • Location: South of Chambers Street
  • Architect: American Society of Civil Engineers and D. Levine of J.J. Kassmer Co.
  • Description: Plaque on plinth
  • Materials: Bronze, granite,
  • Dimensions: H: 15 ¼" W: 24 ¼"
  • Dedicated: May 1981
  • Foundry: J.J. Kassmer and Company
  • Donor: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Inscription: THE ROTUNDA / A SMALL DOMED ROMAN-STYLE BUILDING NAMED FOR THE ROTUNDA / STOOD ON THIS SITE, 1818-1870. IT WAS THE CITY'S FIRST ART / MUSEUM AND WAS ERECTED TO DISPLAY PANORAMAS PAINTED / BY THE ARTIST, JOHN VANDERLYN. AT TIMES THE STRUCTURE / HOUSED A POST OFFICE, COURTS AND VARIOUS CITY AGENCIES. / --- / ON NOVEMBER 5, 1852 IN THE OFFICES OF THE CROTON / AQUEDUCT DEPARTMENT, THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL / ENGINEERS WAS FOUNDED. THE SOCIETY IS THE OLDEST / NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ENGINEERS IN THE UNITED STATES. / --- / THIS MARKER DONATED TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK BY THE SOCIETY MAY 1981. /

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