St Vincent's in NYC


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Trent Pheifer

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Hey Everyone,

I am working on an article about New York and was wondering if the building that Titanic survivor's were taken to was still in existence. When I was in New York, I could not find it. I was wondering if the plaque to Dr O'Loughlin was still there, or the wing dedicated to him. Has anybody visited it? Thanks for any help you can provide.

-Trent
 
Mar 28, 2002
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Morning Trent,

As far as I can remember from our double-decker bus tour of Manhattan last November, our guide said St Vincent's was still standing. I'm not sure in what capacity the building still stands though. I would have loved to have paid a visit but unfortunately we were short of time.

Cheers,

Boz
 
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Trent Pheifer

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Hey Boz,

Thanks for the information. St Vincents is still there, but I had the hardest time trying to find the portion of it that was around in 1912. The place is huge and has had many, many additions! Did you have a good time while you were in the city? DId you get a chance to stop at any Titanic sites?

-Trent
 
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Morning Trent,

Well - we stopped off at South Street Seaport to see the lighthouse that topped the Seamen's Home. I'm sure it's been moved slightly as it wasn't in the place I remembered it in 1996.

The memorial to the Strausses in Macy's, as far as I can ascertain, is no longer there, or it has been covered up as the entrance over which it was is no longer in use. The staff pointed to where it would have been and there was just bare board.

In 1996 I tried to find the fountain dedicated to the Strausses that was supposed to be at a street corner in the Upper West Side. We couldn't find that either.

Not a very fruitful Titanic tour that time, I'm afraid.

Cheers,

Boz
 
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Trent Pheifer

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Hey Boz,

I was disappointed to find that the Straus Memorial at Macy's was covered up. When I visited in 2001 it was still there, but after they did some remodeling you could not get to it.

An if your in NYC again the Straus fountain is bordered by Broadway, West End Ave, and 106th Street.

-Trent
 

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