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British Soldier’s Barracks

 
 
British Soldier’s Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
1. British Soldier’s Barracks Marker
Inscription. The British Army maintained a military presence in New York from 1640 to 1783. During the American Revolution, the British built barracks in this vicinity and used the land now occupied by City Hall Park for military exercises and executions.
 
Location. 40° 42.752′ N, 74° 0.453′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Park Place, on the left when traveling south on Broadway. Click for map. Marker is on the sidewalk near the Park Place subway station near City Hall Park. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10279, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liberty Poles (a few steps from this marker); The Bridewell 1775-1838 (a few steps from this marker); Woolworth Building (within shouting distance of this marker); First Almshouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Federal Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Windmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathan Hale (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); September 11, 2001 Living Memorial Grove (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker Near City Hall Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
2. Marker Near City Hall Park
Site of British Soldier’s Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
3. Site of British Soldier’s Barracks
The British Soldier’s Barracks were located at this site, which today is City Hall Park. The marker is on the sidewalk seen at the right of the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,008 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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