New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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
Placed here by the children of
the City History Club
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 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 •
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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.