Cooper Union Building
41 Cooper Square
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Merchant's House Museum
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Cooper Union Building information
The large brownstone Cooper Union is a public college founded by glue millionaire Peter Cooper in 1859. Abraham Lincoln gave his 'Right Makes Might' speech condemning slavery before his election to the White House in the college's Great Hall.