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82 Jane Street

Site of the William Bayard House

 
 
82 Jane Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. 82 Jane Street Marker
Inscription.  Where Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury, died after his duel with Aaron Burr
July 12, 1804
This historic location holding traditions of the city and the nation, is thus permanently marked by the present owners of this property.


 
Erected 1936.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPatriots & Patriotism.
 
Location. 40° 44.285′ N, 74° 0.443′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Jane Street west of Greenwich Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 82 Jane Street, New York NY 10011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Baldwin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jane Street (about 500 feet away); The Davisson-Germer Experiment (about 500 feet away); Westbeth Artists’ Housing (about 500 feet away); Mercier (Merce) Philip Cunningham (about 500 feet away); Private Michael J. Lynch Flagstaff
82 Jane Street with Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. 82 Jane Street with Marker
(about 600 feet away); Abingdon Square Doughboy (about 600 feet away); Cpl. John A. Seravalli Memorial Playground (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. My submission for "Historical Markers that are Incorrect." The plaque installed in 1936 at #82 erroneously states that Alexander Hamilton died here in 1804 after his fatal duel across the Hudson River in Weehawken with Aaron Burr. He had been brought, still alive but paralyzed from the waist down, to the William Bayard House, close to but not specifically at #81 Jane, except that the street then was curved in the direction of Horatio Street. According to Greenwich Village and How It Got That Way, by Terry Miller, the William Bayard House never stood at #82 but, instead, was “just below the present Gansevoort Street. . . close to the present Horatio Street—possibly even in its path, as Horatio wasn’t mapped until 1817 or opened until 1835.”
 
Also see . . .
1. Alexander Hamilton Biography from Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 7, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. The 1854 Robert Bayard House -- No. 83 Jane Street. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry discusses the confusion over Hamilton's death site. (Submitted on April 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,254 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on March 17, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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Jan. 15, 2021