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Petrus Stuyvesant's Pear Tree

 
 
Petrus Stuyvesant's Pear Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., January 7, 2011
1. Petrus Stuyvesant's Pear Tree Marker
Inscription.
On this corner grew Petrus Stuyvesant's pear tree.
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Recalled to Holland in 1664 on his return he brought the pear tree and planted it as his memorial "by which" said he "my name may be remembered." The pear tree flourished and bore fruit for over two hundred years.
 
Erected 1890 by Holland Society of New York.
 
Location. 40° 43.963′ N, 73° 59.264′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Third Avenue and East 13th Street on Third Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Academy of Music Site (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gramercy Gym Site (about 500 feet away); William Penn Carriage Block and Hitching Post (about 800 feet away); Elihu Root (about 800 feet away); Petrus Stuyvesant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daniel D. Tompkins (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Petrus Stuyvesant (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Petrus Stuyvesant's Pear Tree
Petrus Stuyvesant's Pear Tree Marker on the Kiehl's Pharmacy Building image. Click for full size.
By R. C., January 7, 2011
2. Petrus Stuyvesant's Pear Tree Marker on the Kiehl's Pharmacy Building
. Information on Peter Stuyvesant and the pear tree. There is a stereoscpic photo of the tree from the 1860's. (Submitted on January 11, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 653 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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