New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island
Heritage Trails New York
Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, sculptor
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, engineer
Richard Morris Hunt, architect of base, 1871-86
Boring and Tilton, architects
Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty are national monuments of transcendent importance, fraternal twins celebrating Americaís immigrant history. The Statue of Liberty offers the ideal: the welcome extended to “the huddled masses yearning to breathe free” immortalized in Emma Lazarusís poem, chiseled in its base. Ellis Island offers the real: the gritty, difficult, miraculous place where millions of immigrants from all corners of the globe entered the New World. Today, one hundred million Americans can trace some part of their family history through Ellis Island. From 1892 to 1953, as many as ten thousand immigrants in a day, some 12 million in all, exhausted from weeks of ocean travel in often hideous conditions, lined up for the inspection that determined whether they would enter the New World – or be sent back home. Both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Islandís main building have been stunningly restored, thanks to
Erected by Heritage Trails New York.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 42.289′ N, 74° 1.023′ W. Marker was in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker could be reached from Battery Place near West Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: 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 location. History of New Pier 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Giovanni Da Verrazzano (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Pier A (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Korean War Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Honor of Peter Caesar Alberti (about 300 feet away); Walloon Settlers (about 300 feet away); Salvation Army (about 300 feet away); American Merchant Mariners' Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. This is one of the earlier-style Heritage Trails marker that dated back to the mid-1990s, and was probably removed sometime during the rebuilding of Pier A. It was reportedly replaced by a new version in 2017; if so, it cannot be located.
This entry was made for archival purposes.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 12, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.