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Prison Window

 
 
Prison Window Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
1. Prison Window Marker

Inscription.
Prison Window built of Holland brick and stone from the old Sugar House Duane Street
1763 – 1892
Used by the British as a prison for American soldiers
1776 – 1783

Cunningham provost marshal
Presented by T.J. Oakley Rhinelander Esq.
to the Colonial Dames of the State of New York
1903

 
Erected 1903 by Colonial Dames of the State of New York.
 
Location. 40° 53.468′ N, 73° 53.681′ 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, next to the Van Cortlandt House. 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. Adoption of the Constitution (here, next to this marker); Major General Porter (a few steps from this marker); Cortlandt House (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Cortlandt Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Cortlandt House (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Cortlandt House Museum
Prison Window Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
2. Prison Window Marker
The marker is seen here on the ground in front of the prison window.
(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.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Prison Window Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
3. Prison Window Marker
The marker and the prison window is located next to the Van Cortlandt House, seen in the background.
Prison Window Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
4. Prison Window Marker
Prison Window Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
5. Prison Window Marker
Marker in Van Cortlandt Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
6. Marker in Van Cortlandt Park
The Prison Window is visible to the right of the Van Cortlandt House.
Closeup of Prison Window image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 23, 2012
7. Closeup of Prison Window
Sugar House Prison Window image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
8. Sugar House Prison Window
Another prison window from the old Sugar House can be found on Duane Street in Manhattan, near One Police Plaza.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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