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The Sheridan Square Garden

 
 
The Sheridan Square Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 18, 2012
1. The Sheridan Square Garden Marker
Inscription.  
Created and maintained by the Sheridan Square Triangle Association, Inc., a nonprofit neighborhood group.

This square was named in 1896 for Civil War General Philip Sheridan. The garden was founded in 1982 in cooperation with the Department of Transportation.

( lower plaque )
In Grateful Remembrance of Their Vision and Dedication
Pamela Berdan · Designer
Vera Schneider · Founder
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
 
Location. 40° 43.99′ N, 74° 0.14′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of West 4th Street and Washington Place, on the right when traveling east on West 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christopher Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Café Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Gay Liberation Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Alex Haley (1921-1992)
The Sheridan Square Garden image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 31, 2008
2. The Sheridan Square Garden
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(within shouting distance of this marker); General Philip Henry Sheridan (within shouting distance of this marker); Hank Greenberg (within shouting distance of this marker); Ephraim Ellsworth and the New York Fire Zouaves (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stonewall Inn (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sheridan Square Viewing Garden. The Garden homepage. (Submitted on December 5, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. New York Times article on the Viewing Garden. (Submitted on December 5, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
 
Sheridan Square Viewing Garden, NYCP&R Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 5, 2008
3. Sheridan Square Viewing Garden, NYCP&R Marker
The Viewing Garden is literally that: to be enjoyed from outside the fence.
General Philip Sheridan, USA image. Click for full size.
4. General Philip Sheridan, USA
The Square's namesake. This photo was taken from "The Photographic History of The Civil War in Ten Volumes: Volume Three, The Decisive Battles." The Review of Reviews Co., New York. 1911. p. 165.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on December 5, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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