New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1811 - 1872
As founder of New York Tribune – whose headquarters were located opposite City Hall Park on Park Row – Horace Greeley set new standards for integrity in American journalism. Greeley’s editorials addressed the social and political issues of his era, including the abolition of slavery and the settlement of the West. Greeley was nominated for the presidency in 1872 but lost the election and died several weeks later. His body lay in state atop the rotunda staircase in City Hall. This statue, by John Quincy Adams Ward, was commissioned by his co-workers at the New York Tribune.
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The New York Tribune
Location. 40° 42.773′ N, 74° 0.292′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Centre Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the northeastern end of City Hall Park. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10279, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph Pulitizer (here, next to this marker); The Rotunda (a few steps from this marker); Surrogates Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Municipal Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benjamin Franklin (about 500 feet away); Pace University (about 500 feet away); Nathan Hale (about 500 feet away); Civic Center (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . Biography of Horace Greeley. (Submitted on March 31, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 31, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.