Public School 72

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

1674 Lexington Avenue

ARCHITECT: David I.Stagg

DATE: 1879-82

STYLE: Neo-Grec

East Harlem Manhattan Neo-Grec Public School

The school displays the range of sharply articulated detailing and angular ornament characteristic of the neo-Grec style, is an excellent example of that style as it was used in New York public school design during the late 1870s and 1880s.

The building continued in use as a public school until 1975, when it was closed by the Board of Education. The building later housed classrooms for Touro College and offices for the East Harlem Council for Community Improvement. A recent complete renovation and restoration under the direction of the New York City Economic Development Corporation has insured the long term future of this building for community use.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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