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First Printing Press in the Colony of New York

 
 
First Printing Press in New York Colony Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., April 8, 2011
1. First Printing Press in New York Colony Marker
Inscription.
On this site
William Bradford
appointed
Public Printer
April 10th A.D. 1693
established the first
printing press
in the
Colony of New York.

Erected by the
New York
Historical Society
April 10th A.D. 1893
in commemoration of
the 200th Anniversary
of the introduction of
printing in
New York.

 
Erected 1893 by New York Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 42.243′ N, 74° 0.615′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Pearl Street south of Hanover Square, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 81 Pearl Street, New York NY 10004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stone Street Historic District and Colonial New York Street Plan (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); 57 Stone Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Dutch Hoog Straat (within shouting distance of this marker); 13 South William Street (within shouting distance of this marker);
First Printing Press in New York Colony Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., April 8, 2011
2. First Printing Press in New York Colony Marker
Marker is on a support column of Beckett's Bar and Grill.
The Archaeology of the Stadt Huys Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Stadt Huys (City Hall) (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); India House / British Memorial Garden in Hanover Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Bradford (Colonial printer). Wikipedia (Submitted on April 14, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. The First Hundred Years of Printing in British North America: Printers and Collectors. William Reese Company (Submitted on April 14, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 820 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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