New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
INVENIT ET SCULPSIT. PARISIIS. J.J. CAFFIERI SCULPTOR. REGIUS ANNO DOMINI. MDCCLXXVII.
Erected 1787 by St. Paul's Chapel, Authorized by the Continental Congress in 1776.
Location. 40° 42.67′ N, 74° 0.529′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Vesey Street, on the right when traveling south on Broadway. Click for map. Marker is attached to the Broadway side of the St. Paul's Chapel. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Remains of Maj. Gen. Richard Montgomery (here, next to this marker); St. Paul's Chapel (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named St. Paul’s Chapel Saint Paul’s Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); 100 Year-Old Sycamore (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell of Hope (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic St. Paul’s Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Churchyard (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. The Latin text, translated roughly, is as follows: Designed and sculpted in Paris by royal sculptor J.J. Caffieri, in the Year of the Lord 1777.
It seems that while the marker was sculpted in 1777, it was not installed until 1787, due to the interference of the Revolutionary War.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for Richard Montgomery. (Submitted on July 4, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
2. The Battle of Quebec. The American Revolution website. (Submitted on November 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The General and The Monument. Excerpt: “Patriots quickly seized upon the story of Montgomery’s life—and (Submitted on January 25, 2015.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Military • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,720 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on , by Gregory Guderian of Belleville, New Jersey. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 6. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.