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Site of Hilltop Park

 
 
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By Erik Lander, July 4, 2007
1. Site of Hilltop Park Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated to Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and the community of Washington Heights by the New York Yankees to mark the exact location of home plate in Hilltop Park, home of the New York Highlanders from 1903 to 1912, later renamed the New York Yankees.
 
Erected by New York Yankees.
 
Location. 40° 50.443′ N, 73° 56.52′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Fort Washington Avenue south of West 168th Street, on the right when traveling south. Located on the grounds of New York-Presbyterian Medical Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 177 Fort Washington Avenue, New York NY 10032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morris-Jumel Mansion (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Morris-Jumel Mansion (approx. half a mile away); The John T. Brush Stairway (approx. 0.6 miles away); Polo Grounds (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Main Line of Defences (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Story of a Lighthouse
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By Larry Gertner, May 28, 2019
2. Site of Hilltop Park Marker
At the (unnamed) Chapel Garden on Fort Washington Avenue about a block north of West 165th Street, enter at the northern gate.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); The Light Still Shines (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sugar Hill Luminaries Lawn (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Photo of Hilltop Park. “Tenant: New York Highlanders (Yankees; AL) Opened: April 30, 1903 First night game: Never Last Yankees game: October 5, 1912 Demolished: 1914 Surface: Grass Capacity: 16,000 plus standing room (up to an additional 15,000).” (Submitted on April 26, 2009.) 
 
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Site of Hilltop Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 28, 2019
3. Site of Hilltop Park Marker
At the end of the path, the marker is located just to your right.
Hilltop Park Marker, 2019 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 28, 2019
4. Hilltop Park Marker, 2019
The marker was replaced after a massive reconstruction of the gardens.
Hilltop Park, 1910 image. Click for full size.
from Wikipedia
5. Hilltop Park, 1910
The large apartment block left of center is still there.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2009, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 1,455 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on May 28, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on April 26, 2009, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York.   2, 3, 4. submitted on May 28, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   5. submitted on May 29, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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