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Castle Clinton
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member The Finding Irish 4
N 40° 42.130 W 074° 01.100
18T E 582930 N 4506158
Quick Description: Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, Castle Clinton represents not only the growth of New York City, the the growth of a Nation. First intended to keep out a British invasion in 1812, the Castle has transformed over the years to welcome theater goers, immigrants, sightseers and now millions of visitors to New York Harbor
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 8/12/2008 5:58:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM4EFQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 50sumtin
Views: 44

Long Description:
Castle Clinton was built in anticipation of the War of 1812. A decade later it was renamed Castle Garden and was transformed into the City’s premier cultural center. By 1855, successive landfills had enlarged the Park to encompass Castle Garden and the structure became America’s first immigrant receiving center, welcoming 8.5 million people before it was succeeded by Ellis Island. In 1896, the Castle was transformed into the beloved New York Aquarium, one of the nation’s first public aquariums.

Following its near–total demolition in 1941 and a major preservation battle, the original fort walls were declared a National Monument by an Act of Congress in 1946. Restored to its fortification appearance by the National Park Service in 1975, the Castle currently houses a small interpretive display and the ticket office for the Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island ferry.

Please also visit The Battery Conservancy Website at:
(visit link)

Blue Plaque managing agency: National Park Service

Physical Address:
Castle Clinton National Monument
Battery Park
New York, NY United States of America
10004


Web Address: [Web Link]

Individual Recognized: Not listed

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