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First Printing Press in the Colony of New York

 
 
First Printing Press in New York Colony Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., April 8, 2011
1. First Printing Press in New York Colony Marker
Inscription.
On this site
William Bradford
appointed
Public Printer
April 10th A.D. 1693
established the first
printing press
in the
Colony of New York.

Erected by the
New York
Historical Society
April 10th A.D. 1893
in commemoration of
the 200th Anniversary
of the introduction of
printing in
New York.

 
Erected 1893 by New York Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 42.243′ N, 74° 0.615′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Pearl Street south of Hanover Square, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 81 Pearl Street, New York NY 10004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnam War Veterans Memorial / Dutch City Hall Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Street Historic District and Colonial New York Street Plan (within shouting distance of this marker); Asser Levy’s Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Dutch Hoog Straat (within shouting distance of this marker); 13 South William Street
First Printing Press in New York Colony Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., April 8, 2011
2. First Printing Press in New York Colony Marker
Marker is on a support column of Beckett's Bar and Grill.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Stadt Huys (City Hall) (within shouting distance of this marker); India House / British Memorial Garden in Hanover Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fraunces Tavern Block Historic District (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Bradford (Colonial printer). Wikipedia (Submitted on April 14, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. The First Hundred Years of Printing in British North America: Printers and Collectors. William Reese Company (Submitted on April 14, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 719 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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