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Harlem Heights First Line of Defense Marker map_it

  • Description: Recessed plaque on natural boulder
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: Plaque H: 1'8" W: 1'6"; Boulder H: 3' W: 2'6" D: 2'6"
  • Cast: ca. 1909
  • Dedicated: September 29, 1909
  • Foundry: J.V. & R.V. Lamb (original plaque); Newman Brothers, Inc., Cincinnati, OH (replacement plaque)
  • Donor: Washington Heights Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Inscription: THIS STONE / MARKS THE POSITION OF / THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE / CONSTRUCTED ACROSS / THESE HEIGHTS AND / BRAVELY DEFENDED BY / THE AMERICAN ARMY / 1776 / ERECTED BY / THE WASHINGTON HEIGHTS CHAPTER / DAUGHTERS OF / THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / SEPTEMBER 29 1909 [D.A.R. seal at right]

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Directions to Broadway Malls

  • Broadway Malls (Between 135th and 156th Streets)
  • Broadway Malls (Between 135th and 156th Streets)

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