NOT BPR Mile Marker 26. A Pretender outside old United Hospital Port Chester, NY

Here the number 26 and the initials NY are clearly visible. The writing differs from other mile markers in Westchester where the markers were replaced in the 19th century like mile marker 24 in Rye, 23 in Mamaroneck or 21 in Larchmont.

 

These details together with the different quality of the stone are not surprising given that the marker is actually NOT an original milestone but rather a replica - the previous marker was shattered by a truck circa 1972. Only the 1927 bronze plaque is original.

 

 

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Rye, NY 10580

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Taken on July 25, 2010
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