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The Battery

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Battery Park Cannon

  • Location: Perimeter of park on State Street between Bridge and Pearl Streets
  • Architect: J.V. & R.V. Lamb
  • Description: Cannon on base, plaque
  • Materials: Cannon--iron; base--granite; plaque--aluminum
  • Dimensions: H: 2'9" W: 4' D: 1'2"
  • Cast: ca. 1914
  • Dedicated: 1914
  • Donor: William Henry Mairs; Children of the City History Club
  • Inscription: THIS ANCIENT CANNON / WAS EXHUMED IN 1892 ON THE SITE OF / NO.55 BROADWAY ON THE CORNER OF EXCHANGE ALLEY / OR THE HIGHWAY LEADING TO THE / FORTIFICATION CALLED OYSTER PASTY 1695-1783 / PRESENTED TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK BY / WILLIAM HENRY MAIRS / PLACED HERE BY THE CHILDREN OF / THE CITY HISTORY CLUB / 1914

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