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British Soldiers’ Barracks

 
 
British Soldiers' Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
1. British Soldiers' Barracks Marker
Inscription.  The British Army maintained a military presence in New York from 1640 to 1783. During the American Revolution, the British built barracks in this vicinity and used the land now occupied by City Hall Park for military exercises and executions.
 
Location. 40° 42.752′ N, 74° 0.453′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Park Place, on the left when traveling south on Broadway. Marker is on the sidewalk near the Park Place subway station near City Hall Park. 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. Liberty Poles (here, next to this marker); The Freedom Tree (a few steps from this marker); The Bridewell 1775-1838 (a few steps from this marker); Woolworth Building (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Woolworth Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Declaration of Independence
Marker Near City Hall Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
2. Marker Near City Hall Park
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain 1871-1920 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Site of British Soldiers' Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
3. Site of British Soldiers' Barracks
The British Soldiers' Barracks were located at this site, which today is City Hall Park. The marker is on the sidewalk seen at the right of the photo.
Former British Soldiers' Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 1, 2007
4. Former British Soldiers' Barracks Marker
Another marker in the area had a laser etched picture of the barracks. Unfortunately, the image did not hold up well to foot traffic and it became very slippery when wet. It, and all similar markers, were removed.
British Soldiers' Barracks duplicate markers image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 3, 2019
5. British Soldiers' Barracks duplicate markers
Another pair of the markers appears behind City Hall at the north end of the western walkway. Reddish-brown marble blocks were used to indicate the perimeters of buildings that once stood on sites in the vicinity, with the informational markers set into them. This is one of the few survivors of that intent.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,162 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on March 3, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on February 20, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   5. submitted on March 3, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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