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Bronx in Bronx County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cortlandt House

 
 
Cortlandt House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
1. Cortlandt House Marker
The motto “Virtutes Majorum Filiae Conservant” which appears at the bottom of the marker is Latin for “Daughters conserve the virtues of their ancestors.”
Inscription.
Built by Frederick van Cortlandt
MDCCXLVIII
Placed in the custody of the
Colonial Dames of the State
of New York – MDCCXLVIII
Opened by them as a public Museum
MDCCCXCVII
This large estate has been held
continuously by the descendants
of Jacobus van Courtlandt who
was born in 1658, Mayor of the
City 1719, until purchased for a
public park – MDCCCLXXXIX

Virtues Majorum Filiae Conservant

 
Location. 40° 53.458′ N, 73° 53.692′ W. Marker is in Bronx, New York, in Bronx County. Marker can be reached from Broadway (U.S. 9), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Van Cortlandt Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bronx NY 10471, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Van Cortlandt Mansion (here, next to this marker); Van Cortlandt House (a few steps from this marker); Adoption of the Constitution (a few steps from this marker); Prison Window (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Porter (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Cortlandt House Museum
Cortlandt House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
2. Cortlandt House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Grove (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sgt. John Basilone (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Bronx.
 
Also see . . .  The Van Cortlandt House Museum. An Overview of the History of the House & Estate. (Submitted on March 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
Cortlandt House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
3. Cortlandt House Marker
Marker is seen here on the right corner of the Van Cortlandt Mansion.
Van Cortlandt Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
4. Van Cortlandt Mansion
Van Cortlandt House Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
5. Van Cortlandt House Museum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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