Broadway in the 19th Century


Broadway was the main thoroughfare in New York City, in the 19th century. This lighted street was an important theatre center, with more than 20 theaters by the end of the century. Several of the early skyscrapers were built along Broadway which became a showcase for entrepreneurs.

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New York 19th Century


Old photos of Broadway




Post Office NY




Old New York



Broadway, looking south from St. Paul's Chapel, about 1835 (click on image for enlargement and metadata).


Lower Broadway


Bowling Green 1845


NYC 19th century

Looking south on Broadway from 31st Street.


Broadway images


Broadway NY



Herald Square 1898

Street scene on Broadway.


Panoramic View Broadway


East side Broadway


Casper Samler

Corner of Broadway and 29th Street. Site of Gilsey House.


NYC Grace Church


Hotel Martinique


St. Denis Hotel


Bank republic

Broadway and the Bank of the Republic, Wall Street -  1865?



Broadway, Bowling Green - 1828.


Broadway traffic


Trinity Church


Broadway New York


Herald Building



New York City 19th century


New York NY


19th century



Astor House 19th century


Broadway NY 19th century


City Hotel


New England Hotel

Building that previously occupied the site of the Trinity Building, adjoining Trinity Church Yard.


Broadway in the 19th Century


Fifth Avenue 19th Century


Pictorial Description Broadway


City Hall Park



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Western Union




Businesses Broadway




East Side Broadway




Nineteenth Century




Panorama Broadway





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