University of the City of New-York, Washington Square - 19th Century

 

Gothic building of the University of the City of New-York (renamed New York University in 1896) at Washington Square in the 19th century. Photograph published between 1860 and 1894 in the form of a stereograph card. Original title: N.Y. University. Additional text on print: American Views. New York City. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

The University of the City of New-York was founded in 1831. The College of Arts and Science held its first classes near City Hall, in Lower Manhattan. The University Building was erected from 1833 to 1836 and demolished in 1894.

 

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