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Cur Non?

 
 
Cur Non? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 20, 2010
1. Cur Non? Marker
Inscription.
Cur Non!
On June 11, 1825
Major General
Marquis De Lafayette,
Soldier, Statesman,
Citizen of France
And of the United States,
Was the Guest of the
Honorable Joseph C. Yates,
Governor of The
State of New York.
Erected By the American
Friends of Lafayette.
May 20, 1961

 
Erected 1961 by The American Friends of Lafayette.
 
Location. 42° 49.067′ N, 73° 56.871′ W. Marker is in Schenectady, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Governors Lane, on the right when traveling west on Front Street. Click for map. This marker is on the front side of the house which faces Front Street, at the corner with Governors Lane in the Stockade Historic District. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 Front Street, Schenectady NY 12305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commemorating Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker); Ride of Symon Schermerhoorn (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Aaron Dickinson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Cur Non? Marker, on the Left image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous
2. Cur Non? Marker, on the Left
Joseph C. Yates (about 300 feet away); Arendt Van Curler (about 400 feet away); Dutch Church (about 500 feet away); Yates House (about 600 feet away); Site of Queen's Fort (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Schenectady.
 
Additional comments.
1. CUR NON
The Latin motto, CUR NON (Why Not) is Lafayette's family motto.
    — Submitted August 12, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.

 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismPoliticsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Cur Non? Marker on the Corner of Front Street and Governors Lane image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 20, 2010
3. Cur Non? Marker on the Corner of Front Street and Governors Lane
The marker is mounted to the front of the brick house, between the window shutter and the corner of the building.
17 Front Street in Schenectady image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 20, 2010
4. 17 Front Street in Schenectady
Cur Non? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 20, 2010
5. Cur Non? Marker
The corner of Governors Lane, on the left, and Front Street.
Schenectady Country Historical Society Stockade Marker at the Buildings Front Door image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 20, 2010
6. Schenectady Country Historical Society Stockade Marker at the Buildings Front Door
General the Marquis de Lafayette image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 5, 2015
7. General the Marquis de Lafayette
This portrait of Lafayette by an unknown American Artist hangs in the Museum of the Historical Society of Maryland in Baltimore.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 859 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   7. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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