Tumblety’s Proximity To The Fenian Headquarters

Posted: July 21, 2009 in The Non-Rippers
Chief Inspector Byrnes of New York discovered that the Irish-American, Francis Tumblety was lodging at 79 East Tenth Street at the home of Mrs. MacNamara, and he was soon put on surveillance. Now, the interesting details – the headquarters of the Fenian Brotherhood was located at Union Square New York. This was just a hop, skip and a jump from Mrs. MacNamara’s residence. Here is a sketch of the Fenian Headquarters in Union Square:

Source: Harper’s Weekly, December 23, 1865

Here is a street map of New York City so that you can see the proximity of the two locations:


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