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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM16PZ_panaroma-sic-of-brooklyn-south-of-the-brooklyn-bridge_New-York-NY.html
People looking south towards Brooklyn from bridge in 1883 were treated to a spectacular view. 135 feet below them dozens of ferries, looking like toy boats, crisscrossed the East River, taking passengers to and from Manhattan. Along the busy water…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM16PY_1883-the-city-of-brooklyn_New-York-NY.html
Brooklyn, first settled by the Dutch in the 1630s, was incorporated as a city in 1834. During the nineteenth century it gradually absorbed the nearby towns of Williamsburgh, Bushwick, New Lots, Flatbush, Gravesend, New Utrecht and Flatlands, and g…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM16P5_how-the-bridge-was-built_New-York-NY.html
Considered one of the greatest triumphs of nineteenth-century engineering when it opened in May, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge was built to provide a suitable all-weather link between the then independent and rapidly growing cities of New York and Bro…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM14VS_peking_New-York-NY.html
Peking was launched in 1911 at Hamburg, Germany by the Blohm & Voss shipyard. She was owned by the F. Laeisz Company of that port, who used here to carry fuel and manufactured goods to the West Coast of South America, around Cape Horn, and return …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM14RM_south-street-seaport_New-York-NY.html
The South Street Seaport, a group of rare 18th- and early 19th-century buildings from New York's golden age of shipping, has been strikingly restored and revitalized as a huge marketplace of shops and restaurants created by The Rouse Company. Incl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM14R1_wavertree_New-York-NY.html
Wavertree was built at Southampton, England in 1885 for R.W. Leyland & Company of Liverpool. She was first employed to carry jute, used in making rope and burlap bags, between eastern India (now Bangladesh) and Scotland. When less than two years o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13WP_silver-mountain_New-York-CA.html
Settled by Scandinavian miners in 1858, - then called Kongsberg. Renamed Silver Mountain in 1863 and made county seat of Alpine County Aug. 11th, 1864. During the Sixties, the town supported a post-office, two newspapers, express office, telegraph…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM13WO_the-rigging-loft_New-York-NY.html
On this site on William Street formerly Horse-and-Cart Street stood The Rigging Loft where members of the first Methodist Society in America worshipped from 1767 - 1768. Among the original members were Philip Embury, Barbara Heck, Captain Thomas H…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM131C_former-residence-of-thomas-jefferson_New-York-NY.html
This plaque marks the site of the former residence of Thomas Jefferson third President of the United States of America who on March 21 1790 as first Secretary of State under President Washington came to New York City then seat of the Federal Gover…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMZEB_first-underground-central-station_New-York-NY.html
In a building on this site an electric plant supplying the first Edison Underground Central Station System in this country and forming the origin of New York's present electrical system. Began operation on Sept.4.1882according to plans conceived a…
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