Friday, October 23, 2015

*The New York Times* Recognizes That The American Bible Society Has Left New York

In the immediate wake of the American Bible Society's official move to Philadelphia the New York Times is running a piece on the building that Society left behind.  I was especially happy to learn that the Jeremiah Lanphier sculpture, "Invitation to Pray," has found a good home at The Kings College.

Here is a taste of the article:

On the eve of its bicentennial, the society moved to Philadelphia, where it dedicated new headquarters last week. It sold its site at Broadway and 61st Street for $300 million to AvalonBay Communities, which plans a 300,000-square-foot apartment tower on the site.

Soon, 1865 Broadway will be gone, after only 49 years.

The society is gone already. It departed after the close of business on Aug. 24.

Read the rest here.  And here is the Lanphier statue at its old location outside of 1865 Broadway: