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New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Street Lamppost

 
 
Historic Street Lamppost Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 3, 2019
1. Historic Street Lamppost Marker
Inscription.  
Cast-iron lamppost designated as a
Historic Street Lamppost
by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission June 1997

This is an example of the Bishop’s Crook pattern first introduced around 1900.
 
Erected 1997 by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
 
Location. 40° 42.378′ N, 74° 0.773′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Broadway near Exchange Place, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Broadway, New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. September 3, 1936 (a few steps from this marker); June 19, 1945 (a few steps from this marker); August 1, 1933 (a few steps from this marker); September 13, 1945 (a few steps from this marker); July 26, 1933 (a few steps from this marker); McComb Mansion (a few steps from this marker); March 15, 1946
The "Bishop's Crook" lamppost image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 3, 2019
2. The "Bishop's Crook" lamppost
Unfortunately festooned with post-1900 additions.
Click or scan to see
this page online
(within shouting distance of this marker); July 2, 1931 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  FAMOUS CROOKS OF YORE. The evolution of NYC’s most popular pre-1950 lamppost. "Forgotten NY" examination of many examples. (Submitted on April 10, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Historic Street Lamppost site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 3, 2019
3. Historic Street Lamppost site
The marker is on the south side of the lamppost, which is visible to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on October 3, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 3, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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