Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

The Top 100 Greatest NYC Buildings — #54

Audubon Terrace

Architect: Charles Pratt Huntington
Style: Beaux-Arts
Use: Museum
Opened: 1908
Borough: Manhattan

Composed of four resident institutions, this splendid complex in Upper Manhattan is crowned with a statue of El Cid in honor of its founders’ great fondness for Spain and Spanish culture. The American Academy of Arts & Letters, Boricua College, the Church of Our Lady of Esperanza, and the Hispanic Society of America now dominate the plaza that once also housed the American Geographical Society, the American Numismatic Society, and the Museum of the American Indian.


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