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This Ancient Cannon

 
 
This Ancient Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
1. This Ancient Cannon Marker
Inscription.
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
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Placed here by the children of
the City History Club
1914

 
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); New Amsterdam Plein: One (within shouting distance of this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: Eight (within shouting distance of this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: Nine
This Ancient Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
2. This Ancient Cannon Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Watson House (within shouting distance of this marker); New Amsterdam Plein: Two (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  The Battery: Battery Park Cannon. The official Parks Department description of the monument. (Submitted on December 12, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
State Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
3. State Street Marker
The Staten Island Ferry entrance can be seen in the background of the photo.
Marker in Battery Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
4. Marker in Battery Park
Cannon and marker is at the entrance to Battery Park in lower Manhattan.
This Ancient Cannon Marker, new location image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, January 27, 2016
5. This Ancient Cannon Marker, new location
As part of the renovation of Battery Park, this memorial was relocated close by the Bowling Green control station, near the intersection of State Street and Battery Place.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 5, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,016 times since then. 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.
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