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First Almshouse

 
 
First Almshouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
1. First Almshouse Marker
Inscription.  During the 1999 restoration of City Hall Park, archaeological excavations uncovered burials in this area believed to have been associated with a shelter and workhouse for the poor known as the First Almshouse (1736 – 1797), located where City Hall now stands.
 
Location. 40° 42.773′ N, 74° 0.311′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is located on the east side of City Hall Park on the traverse that runs behind the Tweed Court House, between Broadway and Centre Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10279, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Horace Greeley (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Pulitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); The Provost Prison (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rotunda (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brooklyn Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); September 11, 2001 Living Memorial Grove
First Almshouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
2. First Almshouse Marker
(was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); 200th Anniversary of the Construction of City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Interment Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Marker in City Hall Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
3. Marker in City Hall Park
First Almshouse Marker & City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 10, 2011
4. First Almshouse Marker & City Hall
New York City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
5. New York City Hall
City Hall in lower Manhattan is located on the site of the First Almshouse.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 886 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on June 5, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on September 19, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on June 5, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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