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

Sugar House - Prison Window

 
 
Sugar House - Prison Window Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., November 27, 2010
1. Sugar House - Prison Window Marker
Inscription. This window was originally part of the five story Sugar House built in 1763 at the corner of Duane and Rose Streets and used by the British during the Revolutionary War as a prison for American Patriots.

The Sugar House was demolished in 1892 and replaced by the Rhinelander Building incorporating this window into the facade as an historical artifact.

The Rhinelander Building was demolished in 1968 and the site is now occupied by Police Headquarters.

John V. Lindsay, Mayor
 
Location. 40° 42.75′ N, 74° 0.15′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Duane Street near Rose Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: One Police Plaza, New York NY 10007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First National Sunday School Convention (within shouting distance of this marker); Rhinelander Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Municipal Building (about 400 feet away); Civic Center (about 500 feet away); Surrogates Court (about 700 feet away); The Rotunda (about 700 feet away); Horace Greeley (about 700 feet away); Joseph Pulitizer (about 700 feet away).
 
Also see . . .  The Prison Window
Sugar House - Prison Window Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., November 27, 2010
2. Sugar House - Prison Window Marker
. This was a brick warehouse into which American prisoners of war and private citizens, suspected of helping the patriots, were thrown. (Submitted on August 30, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Sugar House - Prison Window image. Click for full size.
By R. C., November 27, 2010
3. Sugar House - Prison Window
Closeup of Sugar House - Prison Window image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
4. Closeup of Sugar House - Prison Window
Rhinelander Building Columns image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 1999
5. Rhinelander Building Columns
The Rhinelander Building is long gone, but these remaining columns can be found on Madison Street behind the NYPD Headquarters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,213 times since then and 75 times this year. Last updated on September 15, 2011, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   4. submitted on March 31, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on July 1, 2011, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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