P.S. 135

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P.S. 135
PS 35 E51 St 1st Av sun jeh.jpg
P.S. 135 is located in New York City
P.S. 135
Location 931 1st Avenue
Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates: 40°45′17″N 73°57′57″W / 40.75472°N 73.96583°W / 40.75472; -73.96583
Built 1890
Architect George W. Debevoise
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body local
NRHP Reference # 80002710[1]
Added to NRHP October 27, 1980

P.S. 135 (Public School 135),[2][3] also known as P.S. 35 (Public School 35),[4] is a historic school building located at 931 First Avenue at East 51st Street in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It was built in 1892[2] on the site of "Mouth Pleasant", the estate of James Beekman.[5] The school was designed by George W. Debevoise in the Romanesque revival style.,[2] and has been at various times a community center, a homeless shelter and a nursery school, as well as the United Nations International School.[5] There was an addition made to the building in 1904.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. A condominium tower was built inside the facade of the building in 2000.[6][7]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c White, Norval & Willensky, Elliot with Leadon, Fran (2010). AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195383867. , p.345
  3. ^ "The 1893 Public School 135 -- No. 193 1st Avenue " on the Daytonian in Manhattan website
  4. ^ Morgansen, Thomas G. "P.S. 135, Nee 35" (letter to the editor) New York Times (September 6, 1987)
  5. ^ a b "Exploring Turtle Bay" on the Turtle Bay Association website
  6. ^ New York City Geographic Information System map
  7. ^ "Building facades saved from the wrecking ball" Ephemeral New York (November 25, 2009)

External links[edit]

  • Media related to P.S. 135 at Wikimedia Commons