Milestone

Object Number: 
1957.238
Date: 
ca. 1813
Medium: 
Marble
Dimensions: 
Overall: 42 x 15 x 5 1/2 in. ( 106.7 x 38.1 x 14 cm )
Marks: 
carved: "10/ miles/ from/ N.York"
Description: 
Rectangular marble milestone with rounded top and carved inscription: "10/Miles/from/N. York."
Gallery Label: 
The completion in 1812 of the new City Hall necessitated a resetting of milestones if their locations were to be kept in true conformity from a point of origin at the center of municipal government. This milestone stood on Kingsbridge Road (now Broadway) at or near West 170th Street.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group