New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Dr. William James MacNeven
— Supervisor of Hospitals for New York City —
Supervisor of Hospitals for New York City
An Irish Patriot, MacNeven came to America in 1805. He was instrumental in staving off cholera and smallpox epidemics in New York City. He is buried on the Riker Farm in Astoria, Queens. His monument stands 35-feet high and features inscriptions in English, Gaelic, and Latin.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
Location. 40° 42.681′ N, 74° 0.531′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Vesey Street, on the right when traveling south on Broadway. The marker is alongside the doctor's monument. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Historic Landmark (here, next to this marker); St. Paul's Chapel (a few steps from this marker); Richard Montgomery (a few steps from this marker); Remains of Maj. Gen. Richard Montgomery Honorable Thomas Addis Emmet (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Paul’s Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); David Rockefeller Memorial Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); 100 Year-Old Sycamore (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . William James MacNeven. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 8, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 3. submitted on April 8, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.