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This Ancient Cannon

 
 
This Ancient Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
1. This Ancient Cannon Marker
Inscription.  
This Ancient Cannon
was exhumed in 1892 on the site of
No. 55 Broadway on the corner of Exchange Alley
or the highway leading to the
fortification called Oyster Pasty 1695-1783
Presented to the City of New York by
William Henry Mairs
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Placed here by the children of
the City History Club
1914

 
Erected 1914 by City History Club.
 
Location. 40° 42.239′ N, 74° 0.869′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on State Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker had been moved from the southern entrance to Battery Park to a new location close to the Bowling Green control house. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Fort George (a few steps from this marker); Netherlands Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Netherlands Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Battery Park & Castle Clinton (within shouting distance of
This Ancient Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
2. This Ancient Cannon Marker
this marker); The Sphere (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); American Merchant Marine (within shouting distance of this marker); George Gustav Heye (within shouting distance of this marker); Native People Of The Western Hemisphere (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  The Battery: Battery Park Cannon. The official Parks Department description of the monument. (Submitted on December 12, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
State Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
3. State Street Marker
The Staten Island Ferry entrance can be seen in the background of the photo.
Marker in Battery Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
4. Marker in Battery Park
Cannon and marker is at the entrance to Battery Park in lower Manhattan.
This Ancient Cannon Marker, new location image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, January 27, 2016
5. This Ancient Cannon Marker, new location
As part of the renovation of Battery Park, this memorial was relocated close by the Bowling Green control station, near the intersection of State Street and Battery Place.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,052 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on June 13, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on May 9, 2016, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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