by Benjamin Sutton, at Dec. 12, 2010, 1:02 p.m.
Walking tour stop name: Liberty Pole and Commemorative Marker, Broadway at Park Place
Associated walking tour: Musical New York
Walking tour stop description: Between 1766 and 1953 eight liberty poles were erected on this site at City Hall Park, formerly the New York City Commons. During colonial and Revolutionary times especially these ceremonies were accompanied fervent demonstrations of loyalist and patriotic sentiment, often in the form of songs, chants, and parodies of the opposing faction's music like "Yankee Doodle" or "God Save the King."
Image: "Scenes from the American Revolution: Fifth Liberty Pole on the New York Commons" (circa 1910), Charles MacKubin Lefferts, New York Historical Society.)
Walking tour stop location: POINT (-74.0076283347472099 40.7125173215677307)
Next walking tour stop: Surrogate's Court Building, 31 Chambers Street
Previous walking tour stop: St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 22 Barclay Street
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