New York City Police Museum
100 Old Slip
New York, NY
Opened: 1909 (building), 2000 (museum)
Architects: Hunt and Hunt
The New York City Police Museum is a collection of NYPD artifacts representing the illustrious history of the NYPD and dedicated to the men and women who have served the citizens of New York as members of the NYPD. Formerly housed in cramped quarters at the New York City Police Academy, the museum was relocated to this building in 2001.
This neo-Italian renaissance style building was built in 1909-1911 and served until 1973 as the home of the first precinct police station. This building replaced an 1884 police station house constructed after the great fire of 1825 on the site of the former Franklin Market. From 1993-2001, the former first precinct station served as the office of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
January 2002, the building was re-purposed as the new home of the New York City Police Museum. When I visited there was an extensive amount of material dedicated to the NYPD officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the response to the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
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