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Adrian Block Commemorative Tablet

Adrian Block Commemorative Tablet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Glen Umberger, September 14, 2017
1. Adrian Block Commemorative Tablet Marker
Inscription. This tablet marks the site of the first habitations of white men on the island of Manhattan.
Adrian Block commander of the Tiger erected here four houses or huts after his vessel was burned November 1613.
He built the Restless, the first vessel made by Europeans in this country
The Restless was launched in the Spring of 1614
Erected 1890 by The Holland Society of New York.
Location. 40° 42.379′ N, 74° 0.774′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 45 Broadway, New York NY 10006, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McComb Mansion (a few steps from this marker); Bowling Green / Sports Museum of America (within shouting distance of this marker); 26 Broadway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cunard Building (about 300 feet away); In Honor of Evacuation Day (about 300 feet away); 175th Anniversary of Greek Independence (about 400 feet away); Francis Makemie (about 500 feet away); Lord’s Canal (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Regarding Adrian Block Commemorative Tablet. The Holland Society and the New York Landmarks Conservancy is pleased to announce the public unveiling of the restored 1890 Adrian Block commemorative tablet on Monday, 18 September 2017. A brief ceremony will take place at 45 Broadway (“Broadway Atrium”) at 11:00 a.m.
The bronze commemorative tablet was originally installed in September 1890 at the former Aldrich Court, 41-45 Broadway. When that building was demolished in 1982, the tablet was removed from the building, returned to the Holland Society where it has remained in storage. Earlier this year, the tablet was restored and plans were made to return it to its former location on Broadway, which is today the 45 Broadway Atrium building.
September 2017 marks the 127th anniversary of the tablets original dedication by the Holland Society of New York.
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