Pierpont Morgan Library and Annex

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

225 Madison Avenue

ARCHITECT: McKim, Mead & White; Charles F. McKim

DATE: 1902-07

STYLE: Italian Renaissance Eclectic

Italian Renaissance Eclectic Manhattan Murray Hill

The Pierpont Morgan Library and Annex are outstanding examples of Italian Renaissance Eclectic design incorporating the talents of architect, sculptor and painter. They represent the finest available both in use of materials and craftsmanship. Their architectural details are both refined and delicate and that the classical purity of the Library exerted a marked influence on the general development of architecture in this country at the time it was built.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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