Castle Clinton National Monument
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Castle Clinton National Monument - United States
Castle Clinton National Monument is located in Manhattan,New York.
Castle Clinton National Monument monument was established on 1811.
Primary threats to Castle Clinton National Monument :

It subsequently became a beer garden, a theater, the first immigration station, a very popular public aquarium, and finally a national monument.




Historical facts of Castle Clinton National Monument :

Construction began in 1808 and was completed in 1811. The fort is known as the West Battery , It was designed by architects John McComb Jr. and Jonathan Williams. It was built to on a small artificial island just off shore. In West Battery was intended in to the complement the three tiered Castle Williams on Governors Island, in which was East Battery, to the defend New York City from British forces in the tensions that marked the run-up to the War of 1812, but never saw action in that or any war. Subsequent landfill expanded Battery Park, and incorporated the fort into the mainland of Manhattan Island. As with all historic areas administered by the National Park Service; Castle Clinton National Monument was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.