Harlem Fire Watchtower

Harlem Fire Watchtower

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name = Harlem Fire Watchtower
nrhp_type = nrhp

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location = Marcus Garvey Park, East 122 Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York
area =
built =1855-1857
architect = Julius B. Kroehl
architecture =
added = June 21, 1976
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visitation_year =
refnum = 80002692
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governing_body = New York City

The Harlem Fire Watchtower, also known as the Mount Morris Fire Watchtower, is the only surviving one of eleven cast-iron watchtowers placed throughout New York City starting in the 1850s. [ [http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_your_park/historical_signs/hs_historical_sign.php?id=6497 NYC Parks] ] It was built by Julius B. Kroehl for $2300 based on a design by James Bogardus. It is located in Marcus Garvey Park in Manhattan, New York City.


External links

* [http://www.firewatchtower.org Official Site (Marcus Garvey Park Alliance)]
* [http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_your_park/historical_signs/hs_historical_sign.php?id=6497 Official Site (New York City Department of Parks & Recreation)]
* [http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/hh:@field(NUMBER+@band(NY1215)) American Memory from the Library of Congress]

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