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Blockhouse No. 1

 
 
Blockhouse No. 1 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 10, 2016
1. Blockhouse No. 1
Inscription.  
This blockhouse was part of a line of fortifications extending from the Hudson to the Harlem River built for the defense of New York by it's (sic) patriotic citizens during the War of 1812-1815.
This tablet is erected by the Woman's Auxiliary to the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society A.D. 1905
 
Erected 1905 by Woman's Auxiliary to the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Societ.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War of 1812.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 40° 47.919′ N, 73° 57.379′ W. Marker was in New York, New York, in New York County. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: Central Park, New York NY 10026, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.2 miles away); Houdini (approx. ¼ mile away); Andrew Haswell Green Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); A View From the Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mount Saint Vincent (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Clinton: On Top of Manhattan
Blockhouse No. 1 Marker locale image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 10, 2016
2. Blockhouse No. 1 Marker locale
The marker was above the entry gate. PLACEHOLDER
(approx. 0.3 miles away); West Side Movers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Before There Was a Park (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Blockhouse No. 1. The marker was originally installed in 1905 and went missing in 1913. A replacement was erected in 1999, but that has also vanished.
 
Also see . . .
1. Blockhouse No. 1. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 28, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Blockhouse-Central Park NYC 1913. Link to Time Freeze Photos sales page for copyrighted image clearly showing the plaque. (Submitted on September 28, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Blockhouse No. 1 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner
3. Blockhouse No. 1
This undated tinted postcard shows the marker in place above what was then a solid door.
Musket ports in the north-facing wall of Blockhouse No. 1 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 10, 2016
4. Musket ports in the north-facing wall of Blockhouse No. 1
The 1814 defenses and Blockhouse No. 1 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner
5. The 1814 defenses and Blockhouse No. 1
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 28, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
 
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Jan. 21, 2021