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Van Cortlandt Park

Van Cortlandt House map_it

  • Location: Broadway at 242nd Street
  • Architect: Bertram, De Langly, Drake
  • Description: Tablet affixed to wall
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 2' W: 2'3"
  • Dedicated: 1897
  • Donor: Colonial Dames of America
  • Inscription: CORTLAND HOVSE / BVILT BY FREDERICK VAN CORTLAND / MDCCXLVIII / PLACED IN THE CVSTODY OF THE / COLONIAL DAMES OF THE STATE / OF NEW YORK - MDCCCXCVI / OPENED BY THEM AS A PVBLIC MVSEVM / MDCCCXCVII / THIS LARGE ESTATE HAD BEEN HELD / CONTINVOVSLY BY THE DESCENDENTS / OF JACOBVS VAN CORTLANDT WHO / WAS BORN IN 1658, MAYOR OF THE / CITY 1719, VNTIL PVRCHASED FOR A / PVBLIC PARK - MDCCCLXXXIX / VIRTVES MAJORVM FILLAE CONSERVANT /

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For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

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