Bowling Green Fence

Bowling Green Fence (HM8WI)

Location: New York, NY 10004 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 42.282', W 74° 0.823'

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Erected by the Common Council in 1771, this fence surrounds New York's earliest park. The park was leased in 1733 for use as a bowling green at a rental of one peppercorn a year. Patriots, who in 1776 destroyed an equestrian statue of George III which stood here, are said to have removed the crowns which capped the fence posts but the fence itself remains.
HM NumberHM8WI
Year Placed1964
Placed ByNew York Community Trust
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 12:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583317 N 4506444
Decimal Degrees40.70470000, -74.01371667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.282', W 74° 0.823'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 16.92" N, 74° 0' 49.38" W
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Area Code(s)212, 917, 646, 516, 347,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Bowling Green, New York NY 10004, US
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