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The Battery

Peter Caesar Alberti Marker map_it

  • Location: Perimeter of park on Battery Place between Greenwich and Washington Streets
  • Description: Marker on plinth
  • Materials: Granite
  • Dimensions: Front H: 4"; Rear H: 1'2" W: 1'8" D: 1'4" (all approximate)
  • Cast: ca. 1985 (replica)
  • Dedicated: Original: June 2, 1958; rededicated ca. 1985
  • Fabricator: A. Ottavino Corp.
  • Donor: Italian Historical Society of America (original)
  • Inscription: PETER CAESAR ALBERTI / FIRST ITALIAN SETTLER / LANDED IN N.Y. JUNE 2, 1635 / THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF / JOHN N. LACORTE FOUNDER OF / THE ITALIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY / OF AMERICA / JUNE 2, HAS BEEN PROCLAIMED / "ALBERTI DAY"

    Original version:
    THE CITY OF VENICE IS PROUD TO JOIN THE / ITALIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA / IN PARTICIPATING IN THE COMMEMORATION OF / NEW YORK STATE'S "YEAR OF HISTORY" / BY CONTRIBUTING THIS BRONZE PLAQUE / HONORING THE NAME OF THE / FIRST ITALIAN IMMIGRANT / PETER CAESAR ALBERTI / NATIVE OF VENICE, WHO, IN THE YEAR 1635 / SETTLED IN WHAT IS TODAY KNOWN AS / NEW YORK CITY, / IN THE WALL STREET AREA, AND LATER / IN THE FORT GREENE AREA OF BROOKLYN. / PLACED TODAY, JUNE 2, 1959 / BY THE / ITALIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICAN /

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