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Bowling Green Fence

Landmarks of New York

 
 
Bowling Green Fence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
1. Bowling Green Fence Marker
Inscription.  Erected by the Common Council in 1771, this fence surrounds New York’s earliest park. The park was leased in 1733 for use as a bowling green at a rental of one peppercorn a year. Patriots, who in 1776 destroyed an equestrian statue of George III which stood here, are said to have removed the crowns which capped the fence posts but the fence itself remains.
 
Erected 1964 by New York Community Trust.
 
Location. 40° 42.282′ N, 74° 0.823′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Bowling Green Drive and Broadway, on the left when traveling east on Bowling Green Drive. 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 Amsterdam (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Peter Caesar Alberti (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); Bowling Green (a few steps from this marker); Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House / National Museum of the American Indian
Marker at Bowling Green image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
2. Marker at Bowling Green
The marker is located on the fence, to the left of the entrance to the park.
(a few steps from this marker); Places of Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); Drawn To The City (within shouting distance of this marker); “North America” sculpted by Daniel Chester French (within shouting distance of this marker); The Marketplace (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bowling Green. Statue Of King George III Pulled Down, Melted To Make Bullets For Patriots. New York Freedom Trail website. (Submitted on November 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Harbor History. Bowling Green: The Birthplace of New York. (Submitted on November 21, 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.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Bowling Green image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
3. Bowling Green
This photo looks south into Bowling Green park, on the opposite side of the park from the marker.
Tail Fragment from Statue of George III image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 12, 2008
4. Tail Fragment from Statue of George III
This is the tail fragment of the statue of King George III that was pulled down at Bowling Green on July 9, 1777. This reproduction is on display at the Yorktown Victory Center.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,402 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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