Society for the Lying-In Hospital

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Society for the Lying-In Hospital
Lying-in hospital 305 Second Ave with detail.jpg
The building with a detail of a swaddled baby from the facade (2010)
Society for the Lying-In Hospital is located in New York City
Society for the Lying-In Hospital
Location 305 2nd Avenue
Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates 40°44′5″N 73°59′1″W / 40.73472°N 73.98361°W / 40.73472; -73.98361Coordinates: 40°44′5″N 73°59′1″W / 40.73472°N 73.98361°W / 40.73472; -73.98361
Built 1902[2]
Architect R. H. Robertson
Architectural style Renaissance Revival[2]
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 83001746[1]
Added to NRHP September 1, 1983

The Society for the Lying-In Hospital, now known as Rutherford Place, at 305 Second Avenue between East 17th and 18th Streets in the Stuyvesant Square neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, was a maternity hospital built in 1902 and designed by noted architect R. H. Robertson in the Renaissance Revival style, with a Palladian crown at the top. Swaddled babies decorate the spandrels of the building, which was converted to offices and apartments in 1985 by Beyer Blinder Belle.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

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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 (2000). AIA Guide to New York City (4th ed.). New York: Three Rivers Press. ISBN 978-0-8129-3107-5. , p.210

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