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Dr. William James MacNeven

1763-1841

 

óSupervisor of Hospitals for New York City ó

 
Dr. William James MacNeven Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2017
1. Dr. William James MacNeven Marker
Inscription.
Dr. William James MacNeven
1763-1841
Supervisor of Hospitals for New York City

An Irish Patriot, MacNeven came to America in 1805. He was instrumental in staving off cholera and smallpox epidemics in New York City. He is buried on the Riker Farm in Astoria, Queens. His monument stands 35-feet high and features inscriptions in English, Gaelic, and Latin.

 
Location. 40° 42.681′ N, 74° 0.531′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and Vesey Street, on the right when traveling south on Broadway. Touch for map. The marker is alongside the doctor's monument. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Paulís Chapel (here, next to this marker); Richard Montgomery (a few steps from this marker); Remains of Maj. Gen. Richard Montgomery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named St. Paul's Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); A Historic Landmark (within shouting distance of this marker); Honorable Thomas Addis Emmet
Dr. William James MacNeven gravesite and monument image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2017
2. Dr. William James MacNeven gravesite and monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Paulís Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); 100 Year-Old Sycamore (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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