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Site of Hilltop Park

 
 
Site of Hilltop Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander, July 4, 2007
1. Site of Hilltop Park Marker
Inscription. Dedicated to Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and the community of Washington Heights by the New York Yankees to mark the exact location of home plate in Hilltop Park, home of the New York Highlanders from 1903 to 1912, later renamed the New York Yankees.
 
Erected by New York Yankees.
 
Location. 40° 50.499′ N, 73° 56.552′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Fort Washington Avenue south of West 168th Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located on the grounds of New York-Presbyterian Medical Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 177 Fort Washington Avenue, New York NY 10032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morris-Jumel Mansion (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Morris-Jumel Mansion (approx. half a mile away); The Story of a Lighthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Light Still Shines (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Little Red Lighthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); The John T. Brush Stairway (approx. 0.7 miles away); American Redoubt (approx. 0.7 miles away); Robert Magaw Defended this Position (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Photos of Hilltop Park. “Tenant: New York Highlanders (Yankees; AL) • Opened: April 30, 1903 • First night game: Never • Last Yankees game: October 5, 1912 • Demolished: 1914 • Surface: Grass • Capacity: 16,000 plus standing room (up to an additional 15,000).” (Submitted on April 26, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 1,275 times since then and 87 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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