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Manhattan in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Commerce Street

 
 
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By R. C., May 13, 2011
1. Commerce Street Marker
Inscription. Originally designated Cherry Lane because of the abundance of cherry trees in the vicinity. In 1822, during a plague in Lower Manhattan an exodus resulted. The street developed a thriving commercial character and was thereby renamed Commerce Street
 
Erected 1979 by Bedford, Barrow, Commerce Block Association.
 
Location. 40° 43.893′ N, 74° 0.296′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Commerce Street and Bedford Street on Commerce Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edna St. Vincent Millay (a few steps from this marker); 70 Bedford Street (within shouting distance of this marker); James Vandenburgh’s Home (within shouting distance of this marker); 36 Commerce Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 38 Commerce Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Barrow Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford Street (within shouting distance of this marker); No. 48 Commerce Street (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Also see . . .  A Portrait of Trinity Church Cemetery - American History by Suite 101
Commerce Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., May 13, 2011
2. Commerce Street Marker
. Plague fears inspire an historic graveyard at the city limits. (Submitted on May 19, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Places
 
Commerce Street image. Click for full size.
By R. C., May 13, 2011
3. Commerce Street
Commerce Street is a popular destination for historical tour groups visiting Manhattan.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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