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Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, Third & Fourth Avenues, Astor Place, Seventh Street, New York, New York County, NY

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, Third & Fourth Avenues, Astor Place, Seventh Street, New York, New York County, NY

 
 
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Summary

Significance: Founded by industrialist Peter Cooper, the Cooper Union was a pioneering institution in providing free private higher education. Its original building has historic technological importance because of its early use of iron beams in its construction, its early elevator shaft, and its early ventilation and plumbing systems.
Survey number: HAER NY-20
Building/structure dates: ca. 1859 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1885 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000540

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Peterson, F A
Cooper, Peter
Stevens, Robert
Cooper , Edward
Hewitt, Abram
Trenton Iron Works
Davis, Alexander Jackson
Sclarsic, Willy, field team
Flick, Dale, field team
Rowe, William H, project manager
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Chambers, Bettye T, historian
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