General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen

Midtown East, Manhattan

Credit: Courtesy of General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York

The General Society Library, the second oldest library in the city, includes a light-filled atrium that is used as a vibrant programming space by the General Society and other nonprofits. Overlooking the Library is a striking wrought iron balcony area that houses the John M. Mossman Lock Collection, which contains more than 370 locks, keys, and tools dating from 2,000 BC to the early 20th century. The Society’s archives and history date back to 1785. In addition to the Library and Lock Collection, the Society’s distinctive Member’s Assembly Room is also open to the public only on OHNY Weekend.

The General Society Library, the second oldest library in the city, includes a light-filled atrium that is used as a vibrant programming space by the General Society and other nonprofits. Overlooking the Library is a striking wrought iron balcony area that houses the John M. Mossman Lock Collection, which contains more than 370 locks, keys, and tools dating from 2,000 BC to the early 20th century. The Society’s archives and history date back to 1785. In addition to the Library and Lock Collection, the Society’s distinctive Member’s Assembly Room is also open to the public only on OHNY Weekend.

1890

20 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036