Today is the 100th anniversary of New York’s Grand Central Station. Jackie Kennedy Onassis played a significant role in preserving Grand Central and other New York City landmarks. A plaque in Grand Central commemorates Jackie’s role in preserving the station:
In an age when few people sought to preserve the architectural wonders that are a daily reminder of our rich and glorious past, a brave woman rose in protest to save this terminal from demolition. Because of her tireless and valiant efforts, it stands today as a monument to those who came before us and built the greatest city known to mankind. Preserving this great landmark is one of her many enduring legacies. The people of New York are forever grateful.
In the 1975 photo above Jackie is pictured with Ed Koch who was at the time serving in the House of Representatives. He went on to serve as Mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989. Ed passed away today at age 88.