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

Fort Amsterdam

 
 
Fort Amsterdam Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2009
1. Fort Amsterdam Marker
Inscription.  Adjoining this site was the first Dutch fort on Manhattan Island known as Fort Amsterdam. The first house was erected here before 1664. In 1771 Captain Archibald Kennedy built here his residence which was used in 1776 by General George Washington as his headquarters and later by General Howe during the British occupation. It was later used as a hotel. Torn down in 1882, it was replaced by the Washington Building which was transformed in 1920-21 into this building for occupancy by its owners The International Mercantile Marine Company and known as No. 1 Broadway.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the George Washington Slept Here series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1664.
 
Location. 40° 42.288′ N, 74° 0.852′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. It is in the Financial District. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Battery Place, on the right when traveling south on Broadway.
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Marker is at the northwest corner of Broadway and Battery Place, on the corner of the building at 1 Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. October 28, 1886 (here, next to this marker); Broadway - The Canyon of Heroes (here, next to this marker); May 9, 1917 (a few steps from this marker); Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House / National Museum of the American Indian (within shouting distance of this marker); October 3, 1919 (within shouting distance of this marker); October 19, 1921 (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Battery Park & Castle Clinton (within shouting distance of this marker); October 28, 1921 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Amsterdam. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 29, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. The Lost 1745 Kennedy House -- No 1 Broadway. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

3. The Several Faces of 1 Broadway. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Marker in Downtown Manhattan image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2009
2. Marker in Downtown Manhattan
Fort Amsterdam Marker on Broadway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2009
3. Fort Amsterdam Marker on Broadway
Fort Amsterdam Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2009
4. Fort Amsterdam Marker
This photo was taken from the southern end of Bowling Green park, across the street from the marker.
No. 1 Broadway image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 26, 2009
5. No. 1 Broadway
The marker can be seen in this photo on the corner of the building at 1 Broadway. Also visible is the Bowling Green subway station.
Fort Amsterdam (1660) on the Castello Map image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Pinterest.com, unknown
6. Fort Amsterdam (1660) on the Castello Map
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,589 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 26, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   6. submitted on February 29, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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