Vintage Images of Battery Park

 

The historic Battery Park (The Battery) is a public park located at the foot of Broadway facing the harbor, at the southern tip of Manhattan Island. It was created in 1823 and contains many monuments, historic buildings and beautiful promenades.

In the 17th century, when it was called Capske Hook by Dutch settlers, there was artillery batteries in the area to protect the settlement in Manhattan. In 1855, the Castle in the Park, became the Castle Garden Immigration Station. This former naval fortification has changed overtime. In 1896, it reopened as the New York City Aquarium. In 1941, the Aquarium was relocated to Coney Island. In 1946, the Castle was restored to its original design by the National Park Service and reopened, in 1975, as Castle Clinton National Monument.

 

Battery Park

 

Antique photos of NYC

 

 

Above, Battery Park and Lower Manhattan in a vintage postcard by American Art Publishing Co. / Metropolitan Post Card Company.

 

 

Lower Manhattan

 

 

Battery Park NYC

 

Manhattan photographs

 

Bowling Green images

 

Buildings in Lower Manhattan seen from The Battery, with Castle Clinton on the right. Photograph by Alexander Alland with the following text on verso: Battery Park: The Bowling Green-Broadway area as viewed from the rear of the Aquarium. Outstanding there is the distinctive Standard Oil Company Building. The inspiring Bank of Manhattan Tower is just beyond. 1938-9. It was published in Portrait of New York by Felix Reisenberg and A. Alland, 1939. Source:  New York Public Library.

 

Central Park images

 

Battery place NY

 

Standard Oil Company Building

 

Castle Garden 19th century

 

Governors Island NY

 

Washington Building

 

Castle Garden & Bay. Photograph by J.S. Johnston, 1897 (source: Library of Congress).

 

New York 17th century

 

Staten Island

 

The Battery

 

Ellis Island

 

Castle Garden NYC

 

19th century NY

 

 

 

 

Vintage Images of Battery Park

 

Antique photographs

 

 

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