Safe/Haven Update

Due to a private event, the exhibition Safe/Haven will be closed to visitors from 2–5 pm on Friday, May 14.


Object Number: 
ca. 1812
Overall: 65 x 9 in. ( 165.1 x 22.9 cm )
Iron cannon from War of 1812; lacking one trunnion.
Gallery Label: 
One of two cannons secured as condemned property from the U.S. Government by the Abeel family during the War of 1812 and erected as entrance gate posts at the business establishment of Abeel Brothers Iron and Steel Company, 190 South Street, between Oliver Street and James Slip. The site is now occupied by the Alfred E. Smith Housing Project.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the D.E.H. Demolition Company, Inc. and Meyer Gach and Son through the N.Y. Housing Authority
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group