Pierpont Morgan Library

1900-1917ManhattanResidence

1564 Broadway, New York, NY, United States

ARCHITECTS
McKim, Mead & White

BUILT 1906

RESTORED BY Beyer Blinder Belle, Renfro Design Group

RESTORED 2011

INTERIOR DESIGNATED 1982

DESIGNATED AREAS
First floor interior consisting of:
● Entrance hall
● East room
● West room
Fixtures and interior components of these spaces, including but not limited to, wall and ceiling surfaces, floor surfaces, doors, windows, columns, murals, sculpture, fireplaces, attached bookcases, and light fixtures

Pierpont-Morgan's-Library

Excerpt from Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report:

“The Commission further finds that, among its important qualities, the Pierpont Morgan Library, built in 1903-06, is one of the finest neo-Italian Renaissance buildings in New York City; that the library was designed by Charles McKim, senior partner in the country’s most prestigious architectural firm, McKim, Mead & White, to house the extensive book, manuscript, and art collection of J. Pierpont Morgan; that the library with its interior is a major manifestation of the turn-of-the-century movement which called for an integration of architecture, sculpture, and painting; that the design displays the skill and classical proclivities of CHarles McKim; that the interior and exterior harmoniously work together to create a splendid showcase for Morgan’s collection that the interior is particularly distinguished by the extensive ceiling murals of Harry Siddons Mowbray and the rich array of wood and marble surfaces; that the murals, which are based on Renaissance prototypes, depict themes that allude to Morgan and his collection; that today the Morgan Library continues to house one of the foremost collection of its kind; that the library building, exterior and interior, is a lasting legacy of the taste and judgement of Pierpont Morgan and Charles Mckim.”

LPC Designation Reports

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