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In Honor of Peter Caesar Alberti

First Italian to arrive in New Amsterdam

 

—June 2, 1653 —

 
In Honor of Peter Caesar Alberti Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 5, 2016
1. In Honor of Peter Caesar Alberti Marker
Inscription.  Alberti, a native of Venice, settled near the Wall Street area of Manhattan and later in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn.

Presented by The Italian Historical Society of America, The Columbus Citizens Foundation, The City of Venice. The original marker was placed in the Battery June 2, 1958 as part of the commemoration of New York State's 'Year of History".
 
Erected by The Italian Historical Society of America, The Columbus Citizens Foundation, The City of Venice.
 
Location. 40° 42.267′ N, 74° 0.972′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Battery Place, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Giovanni Da Verrazzano (a few steps from this marker); John Ericsson (within shouting distance of this marker); John Ericsson Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Salvation Army (within shouting distance of this

In Honor of Peter Caesar Alberti Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 5, 2016
2. In Honor of Peter Caesar Alberti Marker
The plaque not only differs in wording from the original, but in the style of mounting as well.
marker); Walloon Settlers (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Korean War Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island (was about 300 feet away but has been reported missing. ); The Sphere (was about 300 feet away but has been reported permanently removed. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  The Battery: Peter Caesar Alberti Marker. The official Parks Department description of the monument. (Submitted on December 12, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2016, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2016, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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