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Adrian Block Commemorative Tablet

 
 
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By Glen Umberger, September 14, 2017
1. Adrian Block Commemorative Tablet Marker
Inscription.  This tablet marks the site of the first habitations of white men on the island of Manhattan. Adrian Block commander of the "Tiger" erected here four houses or huts after his vessel was burned November 1613 He built the Restless the first vessel made by Europeans in this country The Restless was launched in the Spring of 1614
 
Erected 1890 by The Holland Society of New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1613.
 
Location. 40° 42.407′ N, 74° 0.763′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 45 Broadway, New York NY 10006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Street Lamppost (within shouting distance of this marker); McComb Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Columbia University (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Fulton (about 300 feet
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By Larry Gertner
2. Adrian Block Commemorative Tablet Marker
The marker is in the building atrium and may not be readily noticeable.
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away); Alexander Hamilton (about 300 feet away); Philip Hamilton (about 400 feet away); The Honorable John Watts (about 400 feet away); Commodore Silas Talbot (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Adrian Block Commemorative Tablet. The Holland Society and the New York Landmarks Conservancy is pleased to announce the public unveiling of the restored 1890 Adrian Block commemorative tablet on Monday, 18 September 2017. A brief ceremony will take place at 45 Broadway (“Broadway Atrium”) at 11:00 a.m.
The bronze commemorative tablet was originally installed in September 1890 at the former Aldrich Court, 41-45 Broadway. When that building was demolished in 1982, the tablet was removed from the building, returned to the Holland Society where it has remained in storage. Earlier this year, the tablet was restored and plans were made to return it to its former location on Broadway, which is today the 45 Broadway Atrium building.
September 2017 marks the 127th anniversary of the tablets original dedication by the Holland Society of New York.
 
Also see . . .  Adriaen Block
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From theday.com, unknown
3. Adriaen Block
. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on March 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2017, by Glen Umberger of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 2,844 times since then and 2,520 times this year. Last updated on April 3, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on September 25, 2017, by Glen Umberger of New York, New York.   2. submitted on December 26, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on March 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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