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Blockhouse No. 1

Blockhouse No. 1, colloquially known as The Blockhouse, is a small fort in the northern part of Central Park, in Manhattan, New York City, and is the oldest structure standing in the park. Finished in 1814 during the War of 1812, the fort was part of a series of fortifications in northern Manhattan, which originally also included three fortifications in Harlem Heights (now known as Morningside Heights). The fort is the last remaining fortification from these defenses.

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: Sylius