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Conference House Park

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Conference House Landmarks Tablet

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  • Location: Foot of Hylan blvd
  • 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 /

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