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"Central Park: The Blockhouse" Central Park Tip by darthmilmo

Central Park, New York City: 47 reviews and 56 photos

  Central Park: The Blockhouse
by darthmilmo

There are few remnants of the War of 1812 in New York City. Perhaps one of the most unique remnants is the Blockhouse at Central Park. Many of the other buildings of that time have been replaced by modern counterparts, however, the Blockhouse still stands tall as a reminder of the battle against England. In those times, there was no professional soldiers available to protect Manhattan so common persons from all over, including lawyers, politicians, peasants, farmers, and beggars, came together as one to built impromptu buildings to protect the island against the invaders. You can even notice the unique and unskilled craftsmanship involved in the construction of this building. The American flag standing atop the building makes for a nice token of nationalism.

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  • Written Oct 26, 2002
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