Architectural fragment from the exterior of the Audubon Ballroom

Object Number: 
ca. 1912
Glazed terracotta
Overall: 11 1/4 x 22 x 9 1/2 in. (28.6 x 55.9 x 24.1 cm)
Molded terracotta architectural fragment with central pineapple motif framed by reeded cornices. Pineapple glazed in ochre with green leafy base balanced on white torch. Molded cornices glazed in white with green accents.
Gallery Label: 
The Audubon Ballroom was a theater and ballroom located on Broadway at 165th Street in the Washington Heights neighborhood of upper Manhattan. It is best known as the site of Malcolm X's assasination on February 21, 1965.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Landmarks Perservation Commission
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group