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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bronx, New York

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    New York County (1474)
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    Westchester County (198)
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1New York (Bronx County), Bronx — "Pete" Sheehy
Yankees Equipment Manager 1927 - 1985 Keeper of the pinstripesMap (db m18413) HM
2New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Adoption of the Constitution
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3New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Alfred Manuel "Billy" MartinCasey's Boy
A Yankee forever. A man who knew only one way to play - to win. As a player for Casey Stengel he thrived on pressure delivering the key play or hit. MVP of 1953 World Series setting record for most hits in six-game series with 12. Later as a . . . Map (db m18398) HM
4New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Algernon Sydney Sullivan
In honor of Algernon – Sydney – Sullivan Jurist – Statesman – Orator Born 1826           Died 1887 An immaculate life · Devoted with never failing fidelity to public and private trusts. < Reverse Side : > In . . . Map (db m53837) HM
5New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Allie Pierce Reynolds"Superchief"
New York Yankees 1947 - 1954 One of the Yankees' greatest right hand pitchers Hurled two no hitters in 1951 Starred on five straight World Champions 1949 - 1953 Five time All-Star .686 Yankee winning percentage Erected by the New York . . . Map (db m18393) HM
6New York (Bronx County), Bronx — American Bison Society
In commemoration of the American Bison Society, founded in 1905 with the help of William T. Hornaday, the Director of the Bronx Zoo. Under Hornaday’s leadership, the ABS’ dedicated efforts helped restore bison to the prairies with animals from . . . Map (db m7328) HM
7New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Bartow – Pell MansionDesignated Landmark • New York City
Built between 1836 and 1842 as a country seat for Robert Bartow, descendant of Thomas Pell who established the Manor of Pelham here in 1654, this house is one of the finest examples of the late Federal style in the country. It was restored by the . . . Map (db m32032) HM
8New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Bartow Pell Mansion
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9New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Bob SheppardPublic Address Announcer — "The Voice of Yankee Stadium" —
For half a century he has welcomed generations of fans with his trademark greeting "Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to Yankee Stadium". His clear, concise and correct vocal style has announced the names of hundreds of players - both unfamiliar and . . . Map (db m18605) HM
10New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel
1890 - 1975 Brightened baseball for over 50 years With the spirit of eternal youth Yankee manager 1949 -1960 winning 10 pennants and 7 world championships including a record 5 consecutive 1949 - 1953 Erected by the New York Yankees July 30, . . . Map (db m53932) HM
11New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Charles Herbert "Red" Ruffing
New York Yankees 1930 - 1942 1945 - 1946 US Army Air Division 1943 - 1945 The Yankees' all time leader in wins by a right hand pitcher with 231. The only pitcher in franchise history to compile four consecutive 20 win . . . Map (db m53804) HM
12New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Cortlandt House
Built by Frederick van Cortlandt MDCCXLVIII Placed in the custody of the Colonial Dames of the State of New York – MDCCXLVIII Opened by them as a public Museum MDCCCXCVII This large estate has been held continuously by the descendants of . . . Map (db m53821) HM
13New York (Bronx County), Bronx — David Glasgow Farragut
Erected by his wife and son to the memory of David Glasgow Farragut First Admiral in the United States Navy Born   July 5, 1801 Died   August 14, 1870 ---------------Map (db m40012) HM
14New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Donald Arthur Mattingly"Donnie Baseball" — 1982 -1995 —
American League batting champion 1984 American League MVP (145 RBI) 1985 Nine-time gold glove winner Six-time American League All-Star Set record for most grand slams in a season (6) 1987 Major League record for most home runs in seven . . . Map (db m18606) HM
15New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Edward "Whitey" Ford
"Chairman of the Board" New York Yankees 1950, 1953 - 67 Led Yankees to 11 pennants and six world championships leads all Yankee pitchers in games, innings, wins, strikeouts ans shutouts. Cy Young award winner in 1961. Holds many World Series . . . Map (db m53808) HM
16New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Edward Grant Barrow1868- 1953
Moulder of a tradition of victory under whose guidance the Yankees won fourteen American League pennants and ten World Championships and brought to this field some of the greatest baseball stars of all time. This memorial is a tribute from those who . . . Map (db m18607) HM
17New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Elston Gene Howard
1929 - 1980 "A man of great gentleness and dignity" one of the all time Yankee greats. American League MVP in 1963 winner of two gold glove awards. A fitting leader to be the first black player to wear a Yankee uniform. " If indeed humility is a . . . Map (db m53789) HM
18New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Former American Female Guardian Society’s Home for the FriendlessNew York City Designated Landmark
The Home for the Friendless, also known as the Woody Crest Home, was constructed in 1901-02 to the design of prominent architect William B. Tuthill. Built for abandoned and needy children, the home was established by the American Female Guardian . . . Map (db m133507) HM
19New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Fort Independence Park
“King’s Bridge and the heights adjacent, of the utmost importance to the communication between New York and the mainland, & to the security of the Hudson, were reconnoitered by Washington on horseback about June 16, 1776. By direction of the . . . Map (db m53814) HM
20New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Fort Number Four
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21New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Freedomland USA Theme Park
On this Co-Op City site in 1960-1964 was the entrance to Freedomland USA "The World's Largest Outdoor Entertainment Center" A true theme park shaped in the map of the United States with rides, attractions and performers depicting the history of our . . . Map (db m143192) HM
22New York (Bronx County), Bronx — George Herman "Babe" Ruth1895 - 1948
A great ball player. A great man. A great American.Map (db m18395) HM
23New York (Bronx County), Bronx — George M Steinbrenner III
July 4 1930 - July 13 2010 New York Yankees principal owner "The Boss" 1973 - 2010 Purchased the New York Yankees on July 5 1973. A true visionary who changed the game of baseball forever, he was considered the most influential owner in all of . . . Map (db m53790) HM
24New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Glover’s Rock
Near this site on October 18, 1776, Col. John Glover and 600 Patriots held off British and Hessian forces under Gen. Howe long enough to save Washington’s troops from destruction, enabling them to withdraw to Westchester and ultimate victory. Bronx . . . Map (db m32013) HM
25New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Glover’s Rock
          Glover’s Rock marks the site of the Battle of Pell’s Point on October 18, 1776. Before the American Revolution, the Siwanoy Native Americans used the rock as a lookout point along their trading route. The glacial granite rock is now . . . Map (db m98622) HM
26New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Henry Louis GehrigJune 19th 1903 - June 2, 1941
A man, a gentleman and a great ball player. Whose amazing record of 2130 consecutive games should stand for all time. This memorial is a tribute from the Yankee players to their beloved captain and team mate. July the Fourth 1941Map (db m18411) HM
27New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Highbridge World War I Memorial
For God and Country In honor of the boys of High Bridge who served their country and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice 1917    in the World War    1918 *** Killed in Action *** Lieutenant . . . Map (db m155856) WM
28New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Joseph Paul Dimaggio“The Yankee Clipper” — 1914 – 1999 —
Recognized as baseball’s “greatest living player.” Lifetime batting average .325 •Won MVP award 1939, 1941 •Selected to All-Star Game 13 times •American League batting title 1939, 1940 •Elected to Hall of . . . Map (db m53788) HM
29New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Joseph Vincent McCarthy
Manager New York Yankees 1931 - 1946 One of baseball's most beloved and respected leaders led Yankees to 8 pennants and 7 world championships including 4 consecutive 1936 - 1939 compiling a .627 winning percentage Erected by New York Yankees . . . Map (db m53791) HM
30New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra
1946 - 1963 Yankee manager 1964, 1984 - 1985 Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1972 "It ain't over 'til it's over" Three time MVP 1951-54-55 Selected to A.L. All-Star Game 15 consecutive years Hit most Home Runs by a Yankee catcher . . . Map (db m53805) HM
31New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Major General Porter
Major General Porter Adjutant General State of New York 1886 – 1894 < Left Inscription : > He labored to increase the efficiency, perfect the discipline and elevate the standard of the National Guard. < Rear Inscription : . . . Map (db m53835) HM
32New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Mel Allen
"The Voice of the Yankees" 1939 - 1964 With his warm personality and signature greeting "Hello There Everybody", he shaped baseball broadcasting by charismatically bringing the excitement and drama of Yankees baseball to generations of fans. He . . . Map (db m53795) HM
33New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Memorial GroveVan Cortlandt Park
Memorial Grove was created to honor Bronx men who served in World War II and Korea. The grove is shaded by Pin oaks (Quercus palustris), Red oaks (Quercus rubra), and Norway maples (Acer platanoides). Memorial Grove was first planted in 1949 to . . . Map (db m53839) HM
34New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Mickey Mantle"A Great Teammate" — 1931 - 1995 —
536 Home Runs. Winner of Triple Crown 1956. Most World Series Home Runs 18. Selected to All Star team 20 times. Won MVP award 1956, 1957 - 1962, Elected to Hall of Fame 1974. A magnificent Yankee who left a legacy of unequaled courage.Map (db m18412) HM
35New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Miller James Huggins
Manager of New York Yankees 1918 - 1929 Pennant winners 1921-22-23...1926,27,28 World Champions 1923 1927 and 1928 As a tribute to a splendid character who made priceless contributions to baseball and on the field brought glory to the New . . . Map (db m53796) HM
36New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Number 3 Babe Ruth
Uniform number retired: 1948 From 1920 - 1934, The Babe singlehandedly lifted baseball to new heights with his unlimited talent and unbridled love for the game. His enormous contribution to baseball and The Yankees made him the most celebrated . . . Map (db m54727) HM
37New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Original King's Bridge
Northwest of this tablet within a distance of 600 feet stood the Original King's Bridge and its successors from 1693 until 1913 when Spuyten Duyvil creek was filled up. Over it marched the troops of both armies during the American . . . Map (db m172740) HM
38New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Pell’s Treaty Oak
On June 27, 1654, beneath a nearby oak, Thomas Pell signed a treaty with Siwanoy Sachems acquiring the Manor of Pelham and pledging “mutual peace and love be maintained.” Fire destroyed the tree in 1906.Map (db m32030) HM
39New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Philip Francis Rizzuto
"A man's size is measured by his heart" Scooter sparked the Yankees to 10 pennants and 8 world championships 1950 American League MVP 1950 American League player of the year MVP of the World seres in 1951 Has enjoyed two outstanding . . . Map (db m53803) HM
40New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Pope Benedict XVI Mass
In commemoration of the solemn pontifical mass marking the bicentennial of the Archdiocese of New York offered by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI April 20 2008 here in Yankee Stadium. Gift of Knights of Columbus.Map (db m35060) HM
41New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Pope John Paul II Mass
In commemoration of the mass for world justice and peace offered by His Holiness Pope John Paul II October 2, 1979 here in Yankee Stadium. Gift of the Knights of Columbus.Map (db m35059) HM
42New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Pope Paul VI Mass
In commemoration of the solemn mass for peace offered by His Holiness Pope Paul VI October 4, 1963 here in Yankee Stadium. Gift of Knights of ColumbusMap (db m35058) HM
43New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Prison Window
Prison Window built of Holland brick and stone from the old Sugar House Duane Street 1763 – 1892 Used by the British as a prison for American soldiers 1776 – 1783 Cunningham provost marshal Presented by T.J. Oakley Rhinelander Esq. to . . . Map (db m53827) HM
44New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Reggie Jackson
"Mr. October" New York Yankees 1977 - 1981. One of the most colorful and exciting players of his era. A prolific power hitter who thrived in pressure situation. In five years in pinstripes, he helped lead the Yankees to four division titles, . . . Map (db m53817) HM
45New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Roger Eugene Maris
Against all odds In 1961 he became the only player to hit more than 60 home runs in a single season. In belated recognition of one of baseball's greatest achievements his 61 in '61 the Yankees salute him as a great player and as author of one of . . . Map (db m53806) HM
46New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Ron Guidry
"Gator" "Louisiana Lightning" New York Yankees, 1975 - 1988 Co-captain, 1986 - 1988. A three time 20-game winner, he went 25 - 3 with a 1.74 Earned Run Average to win the 1978 A.L. Cy Young award. Set Yankees records in 1978 by winning his first . . . Map (db m53819) HM
47New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Sgt. John Basilone
In memory of Sgt. John Basilone U.S. Marine Corps Killed at Iwo Jima February 19, 1945 Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor and Navy CrossMap (db m53840) HM
48New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Site of the Redoubt
Site of the redoubt thrown up here in October, 1776 by American troops under General Heath to protect the retreat of Washington’s Army from New York to White Plains. Erected under the auspices of Woodlawn Cemetery and the American Scenic and . . . Map (db m12677) HM
49New York (Bronx County), Bronx — St . Peter's Church Westchester
The original church on this site was built in 1700 to house a parish organized by an act of the Provincial Assembly in 1693. Queen Anne contributed an altar in 1708. In 1763 a charter was received from King George III. The present church, designed . . . Map (db m52223) HM
50New York (Bronx County), Bronx — St. Ann's Shrine
Here Rests Lewis Morris, "signer" Declaration of Independence; Gouverneur Morris, "penman" Constitution of U.S.A. Judge R.H. Morris, Mayor of New York.Map (db m160849) HM
51New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Thurman Munson
New York Yankees June 7, 1947 - August 2, 1979 Yankee Captain "Our captain and leader has not left us- today, tomorrow, this year, next...our endeavors will reflect our love and admiration for him." Erected by The New York Yankees September . . . Map (db m53809) HM
52New York (Bronx County), Bronx — To the memory of Jacob Ruppert1867 - 1939 — Gentleman • American • Sportsman —
Through whose vision and courage this imposing edifice, destined to become the home of champions, was erected and dedicated to the American game of baseball.Map (db m18611) HM
53New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Van Cortlandt House
Van Cortlandt House has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark.
Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the . . . Map (db m53823) HM
54New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Van Cortlandt House Museum
This Revolutionary War landmark is the oldest house in the Bronx and became the first historic house museum in New York City. It is a National Historic Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a proud New York City . . . Map (db m53830) HM
55New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Van Cortlandt MansionDesignated Landmark New York City
Here in 1781, to deceive the British, General George Washington kept campfires burning in the area surrounding the house while he gained time for safe withdrawal of his troops across the Hudson River. The property on which this magnificent manor . . . Map (db m53824) HM
56New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Vernon "Lefty" Gomez
New York Yankees 1930 - 42 Known for his excellent wit as he was fast with a quip and a pitch. Set World Series record with 6 wins and no defeats. Has four 20 win seasons leading Yankees to seven pennants and six championships Erected by New . . . Map (db m53792) HM
57New York (Bronx County), Bronx — William Malcolm "Bill" Dickey1928 - 1943, 1946 — Yankee Coach 1949 - 1957 —
Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1954 Named to the A.L. All-Star team 11 times Had a .313 lifetime avg Hit over .300 in 11 seasons Caught more than 100 games in 13 consecutive seasons Led the Yankees to 8 pennants and 7 World Championships . . . Map (db m18397) HM
58New York (Bronx County), Bronx — Yankee Stadium September 11 Memorial
We remember On September 11, 2001, despicable acts of terrorism were perepetrated on our country. In tribute to the eternal spirit of the innocent victims of these crimes and to the selfless courage shown by both public servants and private citizens . . . Map (db m35653) HM
Sep. 28, 2021