New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Plaque provided by the New York Community Trust, 1976
Erected 1976 by New York Community Trust.
Location. 40° 42.205′ N, 74° 0.685′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Pearl Street, on the right when traveling north on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 54 Pearl Street, New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fraunces Tavern Tallmadge Memorial (here, next to this marker); Fraunces Tavern Block Historic District (a few steps from this marker); Stadt Huys (City Hall) (was within shouting distance of this marker but First Church on Manhattan Island (within shouting distance of this marker); The Archaeology of the Stadt Huys Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Dutch Hoog Straat (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stone Street Historic District and Colonial New York Street Plan (was about 300 feet away but has been reported permanently removed. ); The First Huguenot Church in New York City (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. Two additional Revolutionary War Heritage Trail markers are located just inside the doorway to Fraunces Tavern's resturant. The top one has the text "This Tavern, operated by Samuel Fraunces, was a center of political activity. General Washington said farewell to his Continental Army officers at this site."
The other contains the text "Fraunces Tavern is a survivor of the early days of New York City. Built in 1719 as an elegant residence for the Delancey family, the home was purchased in 1762 by Samuel Fraunces, who turned it into one of the most popular taverns of the day. Though it is best known as the site where Washington gave his farewell address to the officers of the Continental Army on December 4, 1783, the tavern also played a significant role in pre-Revolutionary activities.
During the 1770’s the tavern was the home of a number of prominent organizations, including the New York City Chamber of Commerce, the Sons of Liberty and the New York Provincial Congress. After the war, when New York was the nation’s first capital, the tavern housed the offices of the Departments of Treasury, War (today’s Defense Department), and Foreign Affairs (today’s State Department).
In 1904, the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York purchased the tavern and restored the building to its colonial appearance. Fraunces Tavern Museum opened to the public in 1907. Today, the museum complex includes four 19th century buildings in addition to the 18th-century Fraunces Tavern."
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. It is the Fraunces Tavern marker in Philadelphia.
Also see . . .
1. Fraunces Tavern Museum. (Submitted on November 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Fraunces Tavern - Hangout of Sons Of Liberty; Hosted Washington, Several Cabinet Departments. New York Freedom Trail website. (Submitted on November 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The Trust's "Landmarks of New York". A long-time crusader for preservation, the Municipal Art Society joined with The Trust in 1956 to begin the “Landmarks of New York” project. (Submitted on October 27, 2009.)
4. Wikipedia Entry. “The location played a prominent role in history before, during and after the American Revolution, (Submitted on November 18, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Buildings • Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary •
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,469 times since then and 11 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week December 3, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 5. submitted on November 18, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 6. submitted on December 5, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 7, 8, 9. submitted on November 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 10. submitted on June 24, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 11. submitted on October 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 12. submitted on July 27, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.