Margaret Sanger Clinic

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Margaret Sanger Clinic
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Margaret Sanger Clinic is located in New York City
Margaret Sanger Clinic
Location 17 W. 16th St., New York, New York
Coordinates 40°44′17″N 73°59′39″W / 40.73806°N 73.99417°W / 40.73806; -73.99417Coordinates: 40°44′17″N 73°59′39″W / 40.73806°N 73.99417°W / 40.73806; -73.99417
Area less than one acre
Built 1846
Architect Edward Mesier
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 93001599[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 14, 1993[1]
Designated NHL September 14, 1993[2]

The Margaret Sanger Clinic is a building at 17 West 16th Street, New York City, (Edward Mesier, architect, 1846) which housed the Clinical Research Bureau, where Margaret Sanger and her successors provided contraception services and conducted research from 1930 to 1973.[3] Margaret Sanger whose close friend Otto Bobsein is credited with first using the term "birth control"[2] in 1914, had over 30 nurses assisting patients and training other medical practitioners.

The building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1993.[2][4][5]

It is now privately owned.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c "Margaret Sanger Clinic". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-15. 
  3. ^ Places Where Women Made History: Margaret Sanger Clinic, at National Park Service
  4. ^ Miller, Page Putnam (September 27, 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Margaret Sanger Clinic" (PDF). National Park Service. 
  5. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Margaret Sanger Clinic—Accompanying photos" (PDF). National Park Service. 1993.