New York in the Nineteenth Century (1823)


Original title: New York from Heights Near Brooklyn. Engraved by John Hill (1770–1850), painted and published by William Guy Wall (1792 - 1864 or after), New York 1823. Text on print: To Thomas Dixon Esqr. this Plate is respectfully Inscribed by his Obliged Servt. Willm. G. Wall. This view was taken from point near present-day Court Street and First Place from a hill that was later leveled. The pond in the foreground was used by Cornell's Mill. The windmill at right belonged to Pierrepont's Gin Distillery. Hill worked in London before moving to Philadelphia in 1816 and to New York in 1822. Source: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

The opening of the Erie Canal, in 1825, boosted even more the development of New York.

Below, enlargements of the skyline of New York.


Nineteenth Century



Skylines of NYC




Copyright © Geographic Guide - NYC and Brooklyn in the Nineteenth Century.




New York Skyline images


Brooklyn Heights


Old New York City



Manhattan 19th century


Lower Manhattan



East River


New York in the Nineteenth Century (1823)


NY Nineteenth Century



East River


Broadway NY 19th century




Nineteenth Century NYC



Historic Buildings