New York's Liberty Bell


Before his death in 1728, De Peyster commissioned the creation of a bell to be placed in Manhattan`s Middle Dutch Church, then under construction. Cast in Amsterdam in 1731, the bell is known today as the "Liberty Bell" and is located at the Middle Collegiate Church.The church bell, moved to the current building in 1949, was cast in Amsterdam in 1729. It was known as "New York's Liberty Bell" because it was rung to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It also marked the inaugurations and deaths of American presidents, remembrances of the September 11th attacks, and other occasions, such as the death of King George VI in 1952.On December 5, 2020, the church was gutted by a fire that left only its stone exterior and its bell intact.

Created, 1792

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