Category:Astor Library

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to navigation Jump to search
English: At the suggestion of bibliographer Joseph Cogswell, American merchant John Jacob Astor left $400,000 for founding The Astor Library. This provision was carried out by his son William Backhouse Astor, and Cogswell was its first librarian and personally purchased much of its initial collection. Its building, located on Lafayette Street (Lafayette Place when the library was built) in New York City, was constructed between 1849 and 1881: the south wing (1849-1853) was designed by Alexander Saeltzer, the center section (1856-1869) by Griffith Thomas, the north wing (1879-1881) by Thomas Stent. The conversion into the Joseph Papp Public Theatre occured in 1967-1976, designed by Giorgio Cavaglieri. Betweentimes the building housed the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. The style is Rundbogenstil, a German version of Romanesque Revival. The building was designated a NYC landmark in 1965. (Sources: AIA Guide to NYC {4th ed.), NYC Landmarks (4th ed.) and History of the New York Public Library (1923))
Astor Library 
historic building that used to be part of the NYPL system
Astor Library, N.Y, from Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views crop.jpg
Upload media
Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg  Wikipedia
Instance of public library (1911),
research library (1911)
LocationUnited States of America
40° 43′ 44.76″ N, 73° 59′ 31.56″ W
Authority control
Blue pencil.svg
Astor Library (en); アスター・ライブラリ (ja); Astor Library (nl) historic building that used to be part of the NYPL system (en); öffentliche Bibliothek in den Vereinigten Staaten (de); bouwwerk in New York City (nl) アスター・ライブラリー, アスター図書館 (ja)


This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.



Media in category "Astor Library"

The following 34 files are in this category, out of 34 total.