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Ponkiesberg Fortification

 
 
Ponkiesberg Fortification Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
1. Ponkiesberg Fortification Marker
Inscription.  Near this place during the Revolutionary War stood the Ponkiesberg fortification from which General George Washington is said to have observed the fighting at Gowanus during the Battle of Long Island August 27, 1776. Erected in 1926 by the South Brooklyn Savings Institution.
 
Erected 1926 by South Brooklyn Savings Institution.
 
Location. 40° 41.376′ N, 73° 59.554′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street and Atlantic Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Court Street. Marker is on the side of the building at the southwest corner of the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 Court Street, Brooklyn NY 11201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cornelius Heeney (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brooklyn Municipal Building (approx. mile away); Cobble Hill Historic District (approx. mile away); Brooklyn Borough Hall (approx. mile
Brooklyn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
2. Brooklyn Marker
away); Brooklyn Heights (approx. mile away); Washington A. Roebling (approx. 0.3 miles away); Where the Dodgers Made Baseball History and Jackie Robinson Changed America (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Cashmore (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains an image of Washington on horseback looking towards his fighting troops.
 
Regarding Ponkiesberg Fortification. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776 at Long Island, New York. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. The Battle of Long Island 1776. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker on Court Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
3. Marker on Court Street
Trader Joe's/formerly Independence Savings Bank/originally South Brooklyn Savings Institution image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 3, 2019
4. Trader Joe's/formerly Independence Savings Bank/originally South Brooklyn Savings Institution
Old Stone House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
5. Old Stone House
Major fighting took place near this house during the Battle of Long Island. It was this action that Washington watched from the site of the marker.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 999 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on May 7, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on May 7, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   5. submitted on April 24, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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