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William H. Coventry Waddell Villa, 1845.

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  • William H. Coventry Waddell Villa, 1845.

Title:

William H. Coventry Waddell Villa, 1845.

Format:

1 photographic reproduction ; 23.5 x 16.2 cm.

Date:

1845

Street Address:

Fifth Avenue and 38th Street

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Other Creator:

Description:

Drawing of Coventry Waddell's Villa, Fifth Avenue and 38th Street, 1845. The idea of putting policemen in uniform was originated by James Gerard, who, at a fancy dress ball in this house, wore a costume that illustrated this. His idea was adopted with the uniforms similar to those worn today.

Description continued:

Built: 1845; Razed: 1856; Architect: A.J. Davis. When completed, the villa's grounds boasted paths, gardens, and a wheat field.

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Subjects:

  • Murray Hill Neighborhood (New York, N.Y.)
  • Architecture, Domestic.
  • Fifth Avenue (New York, N.Y.)
  • Waddell, William Coventry Henry, 1802-1881 -- Homes and haunts.
  • Street life.

Rights Management:

The images and information provided in this collection may not be reproduced in any form without permission from the Mina Rees Library, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, except for "fair use" as defined by copyright law.

Rights Management 2:

Image courtesy of the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association.

Contributing Institution:

City University of New York. Graduate School and University Center.

Publisher:

Mina Rees Library; City University of New York. Graduate School and University Center.

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