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#1 2011-11-06 19:49:40

NYCNav
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Dutch Colonial Period

Does anyone know if there still exists any building from the Dutch Colonial Period in Lower Manhattan?

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#2 2011-11-06 20:24:06

Sal
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Re: Dutch Colonial Period

Although it was reconstructed (1904-1907) Fraunces Tavern Parl & Broad Streets might be the only structure standing from that period.

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#3 2011-11-06 20:37:23

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Re: Dutch Colonial Period

Thank you Sal. I didn't know the Tavern dated to that period,

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#4 2011-11-11 00:33:20

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Re: Dutch Colonial Period

The original Fraunces Tavern wasn't built until 1719, 55 years after the English takeover.
Nothing is left from the Dutch days.  Nothing of the wall, nor Fort Amsterdam.  Just the original street paths.

Having said that - I should mention that there were Dutch remains found on Governors Island in the 1990's: charred wood posts.
Probably the remains of a wind-powered sawmill built by the Dutch West India Company in 1625-26 because In 1648, the company ordered the then-ruined sawmill dismantled or burned to recover its iron, which was scarce in the colony.

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#5 2011-11-11 00:47:41

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Re: Dutch Colonial Period

Thank you Dave.

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#6 2011-11-12 17:06:32

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Re: Dutch Colonial Period

Thanks Dave. Sorry NYCNav I should have researched you question further.

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#7 2011-11-12 17:57:47

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Re: Dutch Colonial Period

Not a problem Sal, I still appreciated your help.

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#8 2011-12-13 07:04:19

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Re: Dutch Colonial Period

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#9 2012-04-10 01:30:27

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Re: Dutch Colonial Period

I just joined the forums and have seen the Dutch Clips and want to buy a few sets. I get the feeling that I just missed the boat. Could anyone let me know the status and availability of these clips?

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