DeWitt Park Historic District
This historic district contains many of the City's earliest surviving residential, religious and public buildings. The park - originally known as the "public square" - and its surroundings were depicted in the original Village plan prepared by Simeon DeWitt in the early 1800s. During his service as Surveyor General for the State of New York, DeWitt acquired extensive landholdings in Ithaca. To promote settlement, he designed parcels of land around the park for public buildings, churches and the school. Many of these lots continue to serve their intended purposes.
Erected by the City of Ithaca.
Location. 42° 26.487′ N, 76° 29.772′ W. Marker is in Ithaca, New York, in Tompkins County. Marker is on Buffalo Street west of Tioga Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 East Buffalo Street, Ithaca NY 14850, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Town of Ithaca (within shouting distance of this marker); The Three Pioneers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tompkins County (about 400 feet away); Ithaca Conservatory of Music
Also see . . .
1. DeWitt Park Historic District Summary. (Submitted on June 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. DeWitt Park Historic District Overview. (Submitted on June 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.