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

William Penn Carriage Block and Hitching Post

 
 
William Penn Carriage Block and Hitching Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 6, 2011
1. William Penn Carriage Block and Hitching Post Marker
Inscription.
This carriage block and hitching post
originally stood in front of the home of
William Penn
Letitia Street
Philadelphia

 
Erected 1936 by Presented by William G. McIlvain to the New York Friends Meeting.
 
Location. 40° 44.017′ N, 73° 59.115′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, New York, in New York County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 221 East 15th Street, New York NY 10003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. George's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Park Dreams, Stuyvesant Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Pvt. Moses Miller (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rutherford Medical (about 600 feet away); Antonin Dvořák plaque and statue (about 600 feet away); Rutherford Place (about 600 feet away); Petrus Stuyvesant's Pear Tree (about 800 feet away); The Famous Czech Composer (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
The carriage block and hitching post image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 6, 2011
2. The carriage block and hitching post
Friends Meeting House and Seminary image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 6, 2011
3. Friends Meeting House and Seminary
The marker and associated items are visible below the sign to the left. They are on private grounds behind a locked fence and best seen from the sidewalk.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2011, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2011, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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