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Sugar House - Prison Window

 
 
Sugar House - Prison Window Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., November 27, 2010
1. Sugar House - Prison Window Marker
Inscription.  This window was originally part of the five story Sugar House built in 1763 at the corner of Duane and Rose Streets and used by the British during the Revolutionary War as a prison for American Patriots.

The Sugar House was demolished in 1892 and replaced by the Rhinelander Building incorporating this window into the facade as an historical artifact.

The Rhinelander Building was demolished in 1968 and the site is now occupied by Police Headquarters.

John V. Lindsay, Mayor
 
Location. 40° 42.75′ N, 74° 0.15′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Duane Street near Rose Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: One Police Plaza, New York NY 10007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First National Sunday School Convention (within shouting distance of this marker); Patrick Cardinal Hayes (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rhinelander Building (about 300 feet away); Municipal Building (about 400 feet away); Civic Center
Sugar House - Prison Window Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., November 27, 2010
2. Sugar House - Prison Window Marker
(about 500 feet away); Interment Site (about 500 feet away); Sounding Stones (about 700 feet away); Surrogates Court (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Trinity Church has an impressive monument to "Men who died whilst imprisoned in this City", including the Sugar House.
 
Also see . . .  The Prison Window. This was a brick warehouse into which American prisoners of war and private citizens, suspected of helping the patriots, were thrown. (Submitted on August 30, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Sugar House - Prison Window image. Click for full size.
By R. C., November 27, 2010
3. Sugar House - Prison Window
Closeup of Sugar House - Prison Window image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
4. Closeup of Sugar House - Prison Window
Rhinelander Building Columns image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 1999
5. Rhinelander Building Columns
The Rhinelander Building is long gone, but these remaining columns can be found on Madison Street behind the NYPD Headquarters
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,287 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on December 22, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   4. submitted on March 31, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on July 1, 2011, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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