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Watson House

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Watson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
1. Watson House Marker
Inscription.  This structure, now the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, was designed by John McComb in Federal style and built about 1800 when many other mansions occupied this then fashionable thoroughfare. Of particular architectural interest is its colonnade that curves with the line of the street.
Plaque erected 1958 by the New York Community Trust

An additional marker:
This chapel is built on the site of the home of Elizabeth Ann Seton. Her daughter, Rebecca was born here. The Setons lived here from 1801 – 1803. Mrs. Seton, wife, mother, educator and foundress of the Sisters of Charity, was canonized September 14, 1975.
This tablet erected in loving devotion by New York State, Catholic Daughters of America. January 4, 1977.
 
Erected 1958 by New York Community Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 40° 42.15′ N, 74° 0.82′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County.
Home of Elizabeth Ann Seton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
2. Home of Elizabeth Ann Seton Marker
Marker is at the intersection of State Street and Adm George Dewey Street, on the right when traveling west on State Street. Marker is located across the street from Battery Park and the Whitehall Ferry Terminal. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 State Street, New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 12 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York Unearthed / The Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton (a few steps from this marker); John Wolfe Ambrose (within shouting distance of this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: Nine (within shouting distance of this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: Eight (within shouting distance of this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: Seven (within shouting distance of this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: One (within shouting distance of this marker); New Amsterdam Plein : Six (within shouting distance of this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: Two (within shouting distance of this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: Three (within shouting distance of this marker); John Ambrose Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: Four (within shouting distance of this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: Five (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Emmitsburg Area Historical Society. (Submitted on November 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Watson House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
3. Watson House
The Watson House Marker is located below the window near the stair railing on the right of the photo. The curve of the colonnade can be seen to the right.
 

2. 7 State Street - The James B. Watson / Elizabeth Seton House. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on February 22, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Mother Seton's Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
4. Mother Seton's Chapel
The marker for the home of Elizabeth Ann Seton is seen at the foot of the railing at the left of the photo. Mother Seton was the first American born saint.
Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
5. Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Aerial View of the Watson House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 24, 2009
6. Aerial View of the Watson House
This photo of the Watson House from above provides a good look at how the house was built to follow the curve of State Street.
Watson House (Front view) image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
7. Watson House (Front view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 919 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on June 24, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on July 27, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.
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