New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This Ancient Cannon
was exhumed in 1892 on the site of
no. 55 Broadway on the corner of Exchange Alley
or the highway leading to the
fortification called oyster pasty 1695-1783
Presented to the City of New York by
William Henry Mairs
Placed here by the children of
the City History Club
Erected 1914 by City History Club.
Location. 40° 42.128′ N, 74° 0.862′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on State Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is near the southern entrance to Battery Park. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort George (within shouting distance of this marker); John Wolfe Ambrose (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Unearthed / The Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton (within shouting distance of this marker); Watson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Herman Melville (was about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line but Petrus Stuyvesant’s Great House (about 400 feet away); East Coast Memorial (about 500 feet away); The Immigrants (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Categories. • Colonial Era •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 956 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 5. submitted on May 9, 2016, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.