Everyone who guessed this week's Cornerspotter (on Facebook, too) was schooled enough to know that this the neo-Gothic gate is the 138th Street and Convent Avenue entrance to City College. Founded as the Free Academy of the City of New York in 1847 by businessman and Board of Education president Townsend Harris, the Academy was established as a place where "children of the rich and poor [could] take their seats together and know of no distinction save that of industry, good conduct and intellect." The campusreferred to by one commenter as "that masterpiece of Collegiate Gothic in schist and limestone"was largely designed by George Browne Post.
· Walking Convent Ave. at CCNY [FNY]
· Hint: This Gateway Is An Entrance to a Tolerant Institution [Curbed]
· Cornerspotter archives [Curbed]