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“New York of the Presidents”

Ulysses S. Grant

 

— April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885 —

 
“New York of the Presidents” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 25, 2019
1. “New York of the Presidents” Marker
Inscription.  
Eighteenth President of the United States, 1869-77
General-in-Chief, Commanding the Armies
of the United States, 1864-69
First General in the United States Army, 1866

Lived in a house on this site from 1881 to 1885.
Here he spent his last months
writing his “Personal Memoirs.”

Plaque erected 1965 by
The New York Community Trust

 
Erected 1965 by The New York Community Trust.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list.
 
Location. 40° 46.11′ N, 73° 58.15′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 66th Street east of Fifth Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 East 66th Street, New York NY 10065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lotos Club (a few steps from this marker); Temple Emanu-el (about 300 feet away, measured
“New York of the Presidents” Marker site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 25, 2019
2. “New York of the Presidents” Marker site
3 East 66th Street, 2019. The marker is behind the truck tailgate.
in a direct line); Seventh Regiment New York (about 300 feet away); Thaddeus Kosciuszko (about 300 feet away); 45 East 66th Street (about 400 feet away); Lehman Gates (about 400 feet away); Andy Warhol (about 600 feet away); Welcome to the Dene Slope (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. The lost U.S. Grant House. Very good article about the house site and its owners. (Submitted on May 13, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. U.S. Grant. Wikipedia entry on the life of U.S. Grant. (Submitted on May 13, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
3 East 66th Street, then. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner
3. 3 East 66th Street, then.
After the Grants had left.
President Ulysses S. Grant image. Click for full size.
from Wikipedia
4. President Ulysses S. Grant
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on March 8, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 13, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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