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Pace College

 
 
Pace College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Erik Lander, February 11, 2004
1. Pace College Marker
Inscription.  On this site from 1766 to 1856 stood the Brick Presbyterian Church used during the American Revolution as both a prison and hospital for American prisoners. This present structure was built by the New York Times beginning with a building five stories in height in 1858. Reconstructed and enlarged in 1888 and again in 1905. Pace College has occupied the building since 1952. Other owners and occupants of this site over the years:
Cornelius Van Tienhoven 1646
Governor Thomas Donagan 1686
Engine Company No. 4 1802
Kins Pox Institute 1802
White Lecture Room 1810
Baker and Scribner Publishers 1852
 
Erected 1952 by Pace College.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraEducationIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 42.706′ N, 74° 0.385′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Park Row. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 Park Row, New York NY 10038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Originally the New York Times Building image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2007
2. Originally the New York Times Building
marker. Benjamin Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); Canadian Burr Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); New York City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Pace University (within shouting distance of this marker); Mail Street 1875-1939 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Federal Post Office 1870-1939 (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain 1871-1920 (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathan Hale (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Pace College - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 16, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
"Newspaper Row" Marker, 2013 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 20, 2013
3. "Newspaper Row" Marker, 2013
This area was the one-time home to many of New York's great newspapers.
"The Pace Setter" image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, January 9, 2019
4. "The Pace Setter"
Punny tribute from the Class of '55 at the building entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2011, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 15, 2011, by Erik Lander of Brooklyn, New York.   2. submitted on July 2, 2011, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on January 7, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on January 9, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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