New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
George Frederick Cooke
Acclaimed as one of the greatest actors of his day, Cooke played Richard III to an audience of 2,000 in New York. After his death, legends abounded that his skull was stolen from his coffin and secretly used in theater productions of Hamlet. In 1821, his protégé, British actor Edmund Keane, erected Cooke’s tomb in the Chapel’s churchyard.
Location. 40° 42.702′ N, 74° 0.595′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Vesey Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in the churchyard behind St. Paul's Chapel. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fence (here, next to this marker); George I. Eacker (a few steps from this marker); Majors Job Sumner and John Lucas (a few steps from this marker); St. Paul's Chapel - the Building (a few steps from this marker); Lt. Col. E.M. Bechet, Sieur de Rochefontaine (a few steps from this marker); Tree of Hope (within shouting distance of this marker); The Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Churchyard (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 15, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.