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Historic Street Lamppost

 
 
Historic Street Lamppost Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 3, 2019
1. Historic Street Lamppost Marker
Inscription.  Cast-iron lamppost designated a
Historic Street Lamppost
by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission June 1997

This is an example of the Bishop’s Crook pattern first introduced around 1900.
 
Erected 1997 by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 40° 42.378′ N, 74° 0.773′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Broadway near Exchange Place, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Broadway, New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McComb Mansion (a few steps from this marker); Adrian Block Commemorative Tablet (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowling Green / Sports Museum of America (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); 26 Broadway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cunard Building (about 300 feet away); In Honor of Evacuation Day
The "Bishop's Crook" lamppost image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 3, 2019
2. The "Bishop's Crook" lamppost
Unfortunately festooned with post-1900 additions.
(about 300 feet away); Edgar Street Greenstreet (about 300 feet away); 175th Anniversary of Greek Independence (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Architecture
 
Historic Street Lamppost site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 3, 2019
3. Historic Street Lamppost site
The marker is on the south side of the lamppost, which is visible to the right.
 
More. Search the internet for Historic Street Lamppost.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 3, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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