Lower New York from City Hall Park - 1837


Unfinished bird's-eye view of Lower Manhattan, looking north from City Hall Park, in the foreground. Pen and wash on paper. Year depicted: about 1837. Author: Thomas Hornor (1785-1844), an English land surveyor, artist, and inventor. Source: I. N. Phelps Stokes Collection of American Historical Prints / New York Public Library.

The view was probably taken from the top of the American Museum. The City Hall building was completed in 1812, near the site the Liberty Poles were erected in the 18th century. The old Lovejoy's Hotel is at 34 Park Row, a four-story building on the southeast corner of Beekman Street. The hotel was expanded to six stories in the late 1840s.


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Brick Church on the site The New York Times Building, erected in 1857.


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The Manuscript Plan, Survey by James Lyne.


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Looking south from City Hall.


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Lower New York from City Hall Park - 1837






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