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The Fight to Save Castle Clinton – Remarks – George McAneny

Preservationist George McAneny delivered this speech, The Fight to Save Castle Clinton, on October 19, 1950.  His remarks detail the…

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Castle Clinton

Also known as Castle Garden, Emigrant Landing Depot, New York Aquarium, Castle Clinton National Monument, Fort Clinton, and the West Battery

Built in 1808, Castle Clinton was the focus of one of the first major preservation-related battles in New York City.

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Walter Binger

Walter Binger is remembered for his technical assistance to the opponents of the Brooklyn Battery Bridge and for his role in preventing the demolition of Castle Clinton.

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Pierce Trowbridge Wetter

Pierce Trowbridge Wetter was involved in the fight against Robert Moses’s Washington Square Park Plan and the efforts to save Castle Clinton from demolition.

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Pierce Trowbridge Wetter
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George McAneny

New York’s foremost advocate of planning and preservation in the first half of the 20th century, McAneny helped create the National Trust for Historic Preservation and preserve City Hall, the Battery, and Castle Clinton.

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Ely Jacques Kahn

Also known as Ely Kahn

Noted architect Ely Jacques Kahn was president of the Municipal Art Society and was involved in the efforts to save Castle Clinton.

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C. C. Burlingham

Also known as Charles Culp Burlingham, Charles C. Burlingham, and CCB

C. C. Burlingham spent his life laboring for civic concerns and was involved in the opposition to the Brooklyn Battery Bridge, and the preservation of Castle Clinton and Greenwich Village.

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De Salvio Quinn Bill

Also known as the Fort Clinton Bill

In February 1949, New York State legislators drafted the De Salvio Quinn Bill to convey Castle Clinton to the Federal government so that it could become a national monument.

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De Salvio Quinn Bill

Preservation Battle Book Revived for its Unique “Vieux”

“We all know that eternal vigilance is the price we must all pay for democracy. We have also learned that…

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Preservationist McAneny Honored

Civic Leaders Gather at Federal Hall        Civic leaders gathered on the morning of October 17th at Federal Hall…

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