Casa Italiana

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

1151-1161 Amsterdam Avenue

ARCHITECT: McKim, Mead & White; William M. Kendall

DATE: 1926-27

STYLE: Neo-Italian Renaissance

Manhattan Morningside Heights Neo-Italian Renaissance

Casa ltaliana, a neo-Italian Renaissance style institutional building, was designed as a center for Italian studies by the prestigious architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White. Built in 1926-27, it is located on the Morningside Heights campus of Columbia University at Amsterdam Avenue and 117th Street. Casa ItaIiana had its beginnings in 1914 when a group of students of Italian descent organized an ItaIian club at Columbia College in an effort to promulgate knowledge of modern Italy. In 1920 a group of 25 students formalized themselves into the Circolo Italiano.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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