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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2EDT_changing-landscape-obscures-the-past_New-York-NY.html
Changing Landscape Obscures the Past. . . The African Burial Ground was labeled "Negros Buriel Ground" on the 1755 map at the right. Colonial New York laws banned African funerals in officially consecrated graveyards, prohibited gather…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2ECY_sacred-tradition-sacred-ground_New-York-NY.html
Sacred Tradition, Sacred Ground. . . The rediscovery of the burial ground revealed that Africans and their descendants buried loved ones with dignity and respect in the 17th and 18th centuries. More than 90 percent of the 419 human skeletal rema…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2ECX_africans-in-early-new-york_New-York-NY.html
Africans in Early New York. . . Africans were brought to the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam from different regions with diverse cultures, religions, and languages. In 1664 the British captured New Amsterdam and renamed it New York. Before the Ame…
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African Burial Ground. Exploring Downtown. . The African Burial Ground was active until 1794. Within an area of not quite six acres, perhaps as many as 20,000 people were interred, mostly free or enslaved Africans. During the 18th century, one i…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2EA7_temple-emanu-el_New-York-NY.html
Temple Emanu-el. Landmarks of New York. . This limestone structure, built in 1923-1929, houses a Reform Jewish congregation founded in 1845. The Temple, adjacent Community House and Beth-el Chapel were designed by Robert D. Kohn, Charles Butler …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2E9G_13-15-west-54th-street-houses_New-York-NY.html
13-15 West 54th Street Houses . New York City Designated Landmark . . This pair of town houses was built in 1896-97 for William Murray, a New York businessman, designed in a Renaissance-inspired style by Henry J. Hardenbergh, the houses are a f…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2E9B_the-writers-room_New-York-NY.html
"The Writers' Room". . "The Writers' Room" . Here at City Center, Your Show of Shows came to life each week. Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Howard Morris, Mel Tolkin, Lucille Kallen, Tony Webster, Joe Stein, Danny Sim…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2E8N_americas-response-monument_New-York-NY.html
America's Response Monument. "De Oppresso Liber". . Within hours of the cowardly attacks of September 11, 2001, America's Special Operations Forces were called to action, formulating an unconventional warfare response to the acts of te…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2E7Q_9-11-west-54th-street_New-York-NY.html
9-11 West 54th Street. New York Landmarks Conservancy. . These two buildings, which share a fine Georgian fa├žade, were designed in 1896 by McKim Mead and White for the James Goodwin family, who occupied the residence from 1898 to 1944. The owne…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2E5P_woolworth-building_New-York-NY.html
Woolworth Building. Landmarks of New York. . Frank W. Woolworth, 1852-191, original president of F.W. Woolworth Co., built this "Cathedral of Commerce" of Gothic design in 1913. Cass Gilbert was architect. Its sixty stories rise 790 f…
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