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No. 48 Commerce Street

 
 
No. 48 Commerce Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
1. No. 48 Commerce Street Marker
Inscription. No. 48, one of two houses echoing the turn in Commerce Street and designed in the Greek Revival style, was erected in 1844 for Alexander T. Stewart on land he had leased from Trinity Church. He was an early merchant prince whose first department store, the Marble Dry-Good Palace, opened in 1846 at Broadway and Chambers Streets.
This plaque commemorates the 150th anniversary of 48 Commerce Street
Dedicated and restored in 1994 by Norman L. Steele
 
Erected 1996.
 
Location. 40° 43.879′ N, 74° 0.339′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Commerce Street. Touch for map. This marker is located in Greenwich Village. Marker is at or near this postal address: 48 Commerce Street, New York NY 10014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 38 Commerce Street (a few steps from this marker); 36 Commerce Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Edna St. Vincent Millay (within shouting distance of this marker); Commerce Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 70 Bedford Street (within shouting distance of
No. 48 Commerce Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
2. No. 48 Commerce Street Marker
this marker); James Vandenburgh’s Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Barrow Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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