Union Square Timeline


These plaques depict historical events in Union Square. Twenty two bronze panels inset into a block-long ellipse of bluestone pavers illustrate a timeline beginning with Native American history and leading to the late 1800's.

Installed, 2002

'Union Square was named for the union of Bowerie Lane and Bloomingdale Road which is now Broadway.' The timeline is presented in a series of 22 panels showing the development and major events of the area. The first panel is a composition of three maps showing the native American Settlements, the Ratzer map of 1776 and the Commissioners Plan.

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