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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.

P.S. 135
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P.S. 135 is located in New York City
P.S. 135
P.S. 135 is located in New York
P.S. 135
P.S. 135 is located in the United States
P.S. 135
Location931 1st Avenue
Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40°45′17″N 73°57′57″W / 40.75472°N 73.96583°W / 40.75472; -73.96583Coordinates: 40°45′17″N 73°57′57″W / 40.75472°N 73.96583°W / 40.75472; -73.96583
ArchitectGeorge W. Debevoise
Architectural styleRomanesque
NRHP reference #80002710[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 27, 1980

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 & 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)

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