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Netherlands Memorial

 
 
Netherlands Memorial Marker (east side) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
1. Netherlands Memorial Marker (east side)
Inscription. On the 22nd of April 1625 the Amsterdam Chamber of the West India Company decreed the establishment of Fort Amsterdam and the creation of ten adjoining farms. The purchase of the Island of Manhattan was accomplished in 1626. Thus was laid the foundation of the City of New York.

Text on North Side:
In testimony of ancient and unbroken friendship this flagpole is presented to the City of New York by the Dutch people - 1926.
 
Erected 1926 by Dutch People.
 
Location. 40° 42.262′ N, 74° 0.883′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and Battery Place, on the left when traveling north on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in Battery Park, near the northeast entrance. 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. Netherlands Monument (here, next to this marker); Historic Battery Park & Castle Clinton (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sphere (within shouting distance of this marker); Beaverís Path (within shouting distance of this marker);
Text on North of Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
2. Text on North of Memorial
Fort Amsterdam (within shouting distance of this marker); American Merchant Marine (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House / National Museum of the American Indian (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Amsterdam (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Events
 
West Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
3. West Side of Monument
The west side of the monument contains a Dutch translation of the text as the east side.
Netherlands Memorial Flagstaff image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
4. Netherlands Memorial Flagstaff
This flagstaff is located near the northeast entrance to Battery Park.
Map of New Amsterdam and Fort image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
5. Map of New Amsterdam and Fort
Netherlands Memorial Marker - North Side image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
6. Netherlands Memorial Marker - North Side
The north side of the monument depicts the transaction between the Dutch and the Lenape natives which resulted in the purchase of the Island of Manhattan.
West Bronze Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
7. West Bronze Plaque
The bronze emblems on all four sides of the monument each symbolize Dutch settlement.
South Bronze Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
8. South Bronze Plaque
East Bronze Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
9. East Bronze Plaque
North Bronze Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
10. North Bronze Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 915 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on November 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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