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Marquis de Lafayette

 
 
Marquis de Lafayette Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James True, May 18, 2012
1. Marquis de Lafayette Marker
Inscription.  On September 10th 1824 Marquis de Lafayette Major General in the American Army during the War of the Revolution visited Public School No. 3 which was selected as the best example of the public school system established by the Free School Society of the City of New York.

In memory of that event this tablet is erected by a former pupil of the school under the direction of the Board of Education AD 1911
 
Erected 1911 by Board of Education.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNotable EventsWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Lafayette’s Farewell Tour series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1821.
 
Location. 40° 43.953′ N, 74° 0.382′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Hudson Street and Grove Street, on the right when traveling north on Hudson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 490 Hudson Street, New York NY 10014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boyhood Home of Bret Harte (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Luke's Chapel

Marquis de Lafayette Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James True, May 18, 2012
2. Marquis de Lafayette Marker
Public School No. 3 at 490 Hudson Street.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 4-10 Grove Street (within shouting distance of this marker); The Playwrights’ Sidewalk (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 81 Barrow Street (about 400 feet away); The Archive (about 400 feet away); Bedford Street (about 400 feet away); Barrow Street (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Marquis de Lafayette image. Click for full size.
Portrait by Joseph-Désiré Court, 1791
3. Marquis de Lafayette
Lafayette as a lieutenant general in 1791; portrait by Joseph-Désiré Court
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2012, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 521 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2012, by James True of Newark, New Jersey.   3. submitted on April 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 29, 2022