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  • Description: Plaque on exterior wall
  • Materials: Iron
  • Dedicated: 1958
  • Inscription: LANDMARKS OF NEW YORK / BILLOPP HOUSE / BUILT BY AND FOR CHRISTOPHER BILLOPP ABOUT / 1680, THIS HOUSE WAS LONG A CENTER OF COLONIAL / HOSPITALITY. IT IS KNOWN ALSO AS "CONFERENCE / HOUSE" BECAUSE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, JOHN / ADAMS AND EDWARD RUTLEDGE MET HERE WITH / LORD HOWE AT HIS REQUEST ON SEPTEMBER / 11, 1776, IN AN UNSUCCESSFUL EFFORT TO HALT / THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. / PLAQUE ERECTED 1958 BY / THE NEW YORK COMMUNITY TRUST /

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

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