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

Original Shoreline Marker 1766

 
 
Original Shoreline 1766 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
1. Original Shoreline 1766 Marker
Inscription.  You are standing on the former Hudson River shore. The rocky beach was filled in for docks and landings for ships which would off load goods onto this original wooden block sidewalk.

Watch your step!

James Brown House est. 1817
 
Erected by Carlsberg Brewing Company.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesNotable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
 
Location. 40° 43.567′ N, 74° 0.567′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. It is in Hudson Square. Marker is on 326 Spring Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Brown House (here, next to this marker); Canal Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 508 Canal Street (about 500 feet away); 9/11 Memorials (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Holland Tunnel (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Holland Tunnel (approx.
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0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Holland Tunnel (approx. 0.2 miles away); House of Leonard Lispenard (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
 
Also see . . .  The 1817 James Brown House. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Original Shoreline 1766 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
2. Original Shoreline 1766 Marker
Plaque is in front of the smoking area of "The Ear Inn" a local watering hole (pub).
The Ear Inn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, October 2009
3. The Ear Inn
The Original Shoreline Marker 1766 marker is in the pavement at the right side benches.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2009, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas. This page has been viewed 854 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2009, by Ronald Claiborne of College Station, Texas.   3. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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