Manhattan Landmarks- Audubon Terrace

Audubon Terrace

The Audubon Terrace Historic District was created to be a center for specialized research by its founder Archer M. Huntington.  Huntington  founded the Hispanic Society of America in 1904 and hired his cousin, Charles Pratt. Huntington to design the buildings and grounds for the facility. The American Numismatic Society, the American Geographical Society, the Museum of the American Indian, and the Church of Our Lady of Esperanza were all built at Audubon Terrace. All were designed by Huntington in a unified neo-ltalian Renaissance style and grouped around a central courtyard; with later alterations to two buildings by William Mitchell Kendall of the firm of McKim, Mead & White, and by Cass Gilbert. Designated January 9, 1979

hispanic society

Title: The Hispanic Society of America

Borough: Manhattan

Historic District: Audubon Terrace

Keywords: The Hispanic Society of America, ionic columns

Description: The Hispanic Society of America

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