Panorama of the West Side of Broadway - between 1854 and 1874
From Bowling Green to Dey Street
Panorama of the west side of Broadway, from no. 1 (Washington Building), Bowling Green, to a few houses above Dey St. . . .Lettering in pen-and-ink indicating streets and buildings, among latter, Atlantic Garden, Stevens House, Aldrich Court, Old City Hotel, . . .Franklin Hotel. This work remains a marvelous document of Broadway in the mid-19th century.
The east side of Broadway was highly damaged in the Great Fire of 1845. Some buildings in the west side, in Bowling Green, was also damaged.
Source: The New York Public Library.
Bowling Green in the first piece of this Panorama.
Note: It seems Trinity Church had already its tower at this time and a that this blue color of the sky was mistakenly painted and erased it here.
Stevens House in the west side of Broadway. Morris Street is about the middle.
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Site of the Western Union Telegraph Building, completed in 1875.
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Gilsey Building, 169-171 Broadway, completed in 1854.