10. Shakespeare Busts at National Arts Club

William Shakespeare Bust-National Arts Club-Gramercy Park-Samuel Tilden Mansion-NYC_20Facade of the Brooklyn Historical Society

Busts of Shakespeare can be found on a number of buildings throughout New York City. That demonstrate the high standing and cultural status that Shakespeare had in late nineteenth-century New York City. One can be found in Samuel Tilden’s Gramercy Park Mansion (now the National Arts Club). It appears alongside busts of Dante, Franklin, Milton, and Goethe and were designed by Calvert Vaux for Tilden.