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Financial District in Manhattan in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bowling Green

 
 
Bowling Green Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, June 1, 2022
1. Bowling Green Marker
Inscription.  
The first public park to be established in New York, March 12, 1733.

“Resolved that the Corporation will Lease a Piece of Land lying at the lower End of Broadway fronting to the Fort to some of the inhabitants of the Said Broadway in Order to be Inclosed to make a Bowling Green there of with Walks therein, for the Beauty and Ornament of the Said Street as well as for the Recreation & Delight of the Inhabitants of This City.”

From the minutes of the Common Council.
Reconstructed 1938.
 
Erected 1938.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable Places. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1732.
 
Location. 40° 42.293′ N, 74° 0.819′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. It is in the Financial District. Marker can be reached from Broadway south of Morris Street, on the left when traveling south. 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. George T. Delacorte (a few steps from this marker); Bowling Green Fence (a few steps
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from this marker); October 19, 1921 (within shouting distance of this marker); October 28, 1921 (within shouting distance of this marker); October 3, 1919 (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House / National Museum of the American Indian (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Makemie (within shouting distance of this marker); May 27, 1926 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
 
Also see . . .  Bowling Green. Official NYC Parks description. (Submitted on March 3, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Bowling Green Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
2. Bowling Green Marker
Marker at Bowling Green Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
3. Marker at Bowling Green Park
On July 9, 1777, patriots pulled down an equestrian statue of King George III that was located at this site, and melted it down to make bullets.
Bowling Green Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
4. Bowling Green Park
Charging Bull image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, June 1, 2022
5. Charging Bull
Located just north of Bowling Green park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,175 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 2, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   2, 3, 4. submitted on November 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   5. submitted on June 6, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.

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