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Castle Clinton National Monument

 
 
Castle Clinton National Monument Marker - left plaque image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 30, 2008
1. Castle Clinton National Monument Marker - left plaque
Inscription. [Left plaque]:
Last of a series of forts which, from the Dutch ssettlement of 1624, guarded lower Manhattan, this structure was built by the United States in the years 1808 to 1811. It was first called "West Battery," and was one of the important defenses of New York Harbor during the War of 1812 period. Named in honor of Gov. DeWitt Clinton in 1815, in that year it was made headquarters, U.S. Third Military District. From 1816 to 1820 Gen. Winfield Scott was in command. The Headquarters was removed from Castle Clinton to Governors Island in 1820.

[Right plaque]:
Ceded to New York City in 1823, Castle Clinton was renamed Castled Garden in 1824. Until 1855 it served as a public center and theater where public figures, including lafayette, Kossuth, and President Jackson, were received, and artists such as Jenny Lind were presented. From 1855 to 1890, the structure was the nation's principal immigrant depot, with over 7 million immigrants entering its portals - the "Gateway to the New World." Between 1896 and 1941 the old structure served as the New York City Acquarium. It was created a national monument in 1950.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 40° 42.214′ N, 74° 0.986′ 
Castle Clinton National Monument Marker - right plaque image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 30, 2008
2. Castle Clinton National Monument Marker - right plaque
W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Battery Place and State Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker consists of two plaques attached to Castle Clinton entranceway. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Castle Clinton ( here, next to this marker); The Immigrants ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Lives of Castle Clinton: ( within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Wall Discovery ( within shouting distance of this marker); Walloon Settlers ( within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Battery Wall ( within shouting distance of this marker); Manning Castle Clinton’s 28 guns ( within shouting distance of this marker); Salvation Army ( within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. EntertainmentForts, CastlesMilitaryNotable PersonsWar of 1812
 
Inside Castle Clinton National Monument-Soldier in dress uniform image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 19, 1998
3. Inside Castle Clinton National Monument-Soldier in dress uniform
Castle Clinton National Monument Markers image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 30, 2008
4. Castle Clinton National Monument Markers
Plaques are on both sides of the entranceway.
Castle Clinton National Monument Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
5. Castle Clinton National Monument Markers
The two markers flank the entrance of Castle Clinton National Monument.
Castle Clinton image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, June 30, 2008
6. Castle Clinton
Inside Castle Clinton image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
7. Inside Castle Clinton
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,169 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on July 1, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   4. submitted on July 3, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   5. submitted on November 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on July 3, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   7. submitted on November 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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