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New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Almshouse

 
 
First Almshouse Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
1. First Almshouse Marker
Inscription. During the 1999 restoration of City Hall Park, archaeological excavations uncovered burials in this area believed to have been associated with a shelter and workhouse for the poor known as the First Almshouse (1736 – 1797), located where City Hall now stands.
 
Location. 40° 42.736′ N, 74° 0.432′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Broadway, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); British Soldier’s Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathan Hale (within shouting distance of this marker); The Federal Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Windmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Woolworth Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Pace College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
First Almshouse Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
2. First Almshouse Marker
Marker in City Hall Park Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
3. Marker in City Hall Park
First Almshouse Marker & City Hall Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
4. First Almshouse Marker & City Hall
New York City Hall Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
5. New York City Hall
City Hall in lower Manhattan is located on the site of the First Almshouse.
 
 
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