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No. 48 Commerce Street

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
1. No. 48 Commerce Street Marker
Inscription.  No. 48, one of two houses echoing the turn in Commerce Street and designed in the Greek Revival style, was erected in 1844 for Alexander T. Stewart on land he had leased from Trinity Church. He was an early merchant prince whose first department store, the Marble Dry-Good Palace, opened in 1846 at Broadway and Chambers Streets.
This plaque commemorates the 150th anniversary of 48 Commerce Street
Dedicated and restored in 1994 by Norman L. Steele
 
Erected 1996.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
 
Location. 40° 43.879′ N, 74° 0.339′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Commerce Street. This marker is located in Greenwich Village. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 48 Commerce 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. 38 Commerce Street (a few steps from this marker); 36 Commerce Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 81 Barrow Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Edna St. Vincent Millay
No. 48 Commerce Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
2. No. 48 Commerce Street Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Commerce Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 70 Bedford Street (within shouting distance of this marker); James Vandenburgh’s Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  An Abolitionist, A Cop and Murdered Brothers - 48 Commerce Street. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
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April 30, 2021
3. No. 48 Commerce Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   3. submitted on May 12, 2021. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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