The Cultural Medallions are a program of the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Chair of the HLPC, created the Cultural Medallions program to ensure that New York’s rich history was not forgotten. The HLPC has installed close to 100 medallions around the city to heighten public awareness of the cultural and social history of New York City. HLPC and HDC have been working together to provide new plaques since 2011.
To nominate a site for a medallion, click here.
Edith Wharton, 14 West 23rd Street Manhattan, dedicated October 5, 2011
Edward Durell Stone, 130 East 64 Street Manhattan, dedicated March 15, 2012
Harry LLoyd Hopkins- 143 Avenue B, dedicated May 6, 2013
Miles Davis House, 312 West 77 Street, Manhattan,dedicated May 16, 2013
Barnett Newman- 685 West End Avenue, Manhattan, dedicated June 11, 2013
Edward Hopper- 3 Washington Square North, Manhattan, dedicated September 12, 2013
Albert Sprague Bard- 25 Broad Street Manhattan, dedicated September 23, 2013
Woody Guthrie- 74 Charles Street, Manhattan, dedicated October 16, 2013
Oscar J. Hijuelos-419 West 118th Street Manhattan, April 23, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014- Oscar J. Hijuelos- 419 West 118th Street Manhattan ( Between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive)