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Site of the Wall of New Amsterdam

Landmarks of New York

 
 
Site of the Wall of New Amsterdam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
1. Site of the Wall of New Amsterdam Marker
Inscription. In 1653 the City of New Amsterdam erected a wall along the northern edge of town to protect the inhabitants from attack. This wall, five to six feet high, was constructed of heavy planks laid horizontally, and ran from the Hudson River to the East River on the line of present-day Wall Street. Frequently in need of repair, the wall had been abandoned by 1699.
 
Erected 1965 by The New York Community Trust.
 
Location. 40° 42.462′ N, 74° 0.696′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Wall Street east of Broadway, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Wall Street, New York NY 10006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Queen Elizabeth II (a few steps from this marker); The American Institute of Architects (a few steps from this marker); Trinity Church (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Trinity Church (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Trinity Church (within shouting distance of this marker); New York State Society of the Cincinnati
Wall Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 24, 2009
2. Wall Street Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain James Lawrence & Lieutenant Augustus C. Ludlow (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. Marker is just east of Broadway, attached to the One Wall Street Building (formerly, the Bank of New York Bldg.), erected in 1930.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Trust's "Landmarks of New York". A long-time crusader for preservation, the Municipal Art Society joined with The New York Community Trust in 1956 to begin the “Landmarks of New York” project. (Submitted on October 27, 2009.) 

2. Wikipedia entry for 1 Wall Street. (Submitted on March 31, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. One Wall Street Building
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Places
 
Marker on Wall Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
3. Marker on Wall Street
Wall Street got its name from the wall that originally stood at this location.
Wall of New Amsterdam Marker - view from Broadway and Wall image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 27, 2010
4. Wall of New Amsterdam Marker - view from Broadway and Wall
to the right of the steps, lower middle.
Site of the Wall of New Amsterdam image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
5. Site of the Wall of New Amsterdam
The marker can be seen through the scaffolding on the building near the center of the photo. Trinity Church can also be seen at the right of the photo.
Site of the Wall of New Amsterdam Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 24, 2009
6. Site of the Wall of New Amsterdam Marker
This photo was taken after the scaffolding, seen in the above photo, was removed.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,254 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on March 31, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on November 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on June 24, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3. submitted on November 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on March 31, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5. submitted on November 22, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on June 24, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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