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Fitch’s Shop

 
 
Fitch’s Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
1. Fitch’s Shop Marker
Inscription. Nearby, Lt. John Fitch, official State Armourer, operated a gunshop during the Revolution. It was damaged by the Hessians in 1776. On the Delaware, in 1790, he operated the first commercial steamboat that ran on a regular, advertised schedule.
 
Erected by Mayor’s Citizens Committee, Trenton, N.J.
 
Location. 40° 13.341′ N, 74° 45.938′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is on North Warren Street 0.1 miles south of Bank Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. In front of New Jersey Catholic Conference Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 149 North Warren Street, Trenton NJ 08608, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Fitch’s Gun Shop (a few steps from this marker); Route Taken by Washington (a few steps from this marker); Headquarters of Colonel Johann Gottlieb Rall (within shouting distance of this marker); Warren Street Plaza (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abraham Hunt House (about 700 feet away); First Professional Basketball Game (about 700 feet away); First Synagogue (about 700 feet away); Government House (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Trenton.
 
Related marker.
Fitch’s Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
2. Fitch’s Shop Marker
Saint Michael's Episcopal Church is seen across the street.
Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. An older marker about John Fitch’s Gun Shop is on the building housing the New Jersey Catholic Conference
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,124 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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