Milestone

Milestone
Title
Milestone
Date 
ca. 1813
Medium 
Marble
Dimensions 
Overall: 42 x 15 x 5 1/2 in. ( 106.7 x 38.1 x 14 cm )
Description 
Rectangular marble milestone with rounded top and carved inscription: "10/Miles/from/N. York."
Credit Line 
Gift of the Washington Headquarters Association, Daughters of the American Revolution
Object Number 
1957.238
Marks 
carved: "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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group