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



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Location
Seventh Stree, New%252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BYork, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-20
Building/structure dates: 1859 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1885 subsequent work
National Register Number: 66000540
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.

Subjects
Schools


Related Names
Peterson, F. A.
Cooper, Peter
Stevens, Robert
Cooper , Edward
Hewitt, Abram
Trenton Iron Works
Sclarsic, Willy, Field Team
Flick, Dale, Field Team
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
Chambers, Bettye T., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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