Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace: National Historic Site
Located in a recreated brownstone on 28 East 20th, locals and tourists can visit the exact location where President Theodore Roosevelt was born. Although this is technically the original building where the president was born, it was reconstructed in 1919 by the Theodore Roosevelt Association. Visitors can actually take a tour of this historic residence in the Flatiron District near the elegant, sophisticated neighborhood of Gramercy Park.
Former Location of Edward Hopper’s Studio
A historic site at 3 Washington Square North, Edward Hopper’s previous art studio is currently owned by New York University. A very prominent realist painter, Hopper depicted everyday scenes in the city focused on common themes connected to authentic feeling and emotion.
While several other artists suffered financially during the Great Depression, Hopper’s career began to skyrocket in the Great Depression, when major museums such as the Whitney Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art offered thousands for his previously underappreciated work. If American art is of particular interest to you, be sure to book your visit well in advance to explore the art studio of a New York genius in in downtown Manhattan, close to the West 4 subway station.
Downtown at 26 Wall Street built as New York City Hall in 1700, Federal Hall held historic events in American history, ranging from the site of George Washington’s inauguration to the first time the Bill of Rights was introduced to congress. The building’s history reflects the democratic values and principles on which the United States was founded as seen by the Greek and Roman aesthetic qualities highlighted in the building’s structure.
Designed by Ithiel Town and Alexander Jackson Davis, the columns resembled the Greek Acropolis while the doomed high ceiling is a tribute to the Roman Pantheon. In other words, the architecture was designed to accurately reflect the fundamental ideals of young America.
Grand Central Terminal
Architects Warren and Wetmore built this grandiose public transportation hub in 1903 in a majestic, Beaux-Arts aesthetic style that quickly marked this station as a work of art in its own right. Located at 42nd street and Park Avenue, Grand Central Terminal is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world.
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