n The Skyscraper Museum: THE RISE OF WALL STREET WALKTHROUGH

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LOWENSTROM'S PANORAMA-1850 NORTH SIDE

panorama north
Courtesy of the New York Public Library.

In the first frame, we move east (left to right) along Wall Street viewing the buildings on the north side of the street. The first block presents a variety of commercial enterprises: T.Jones Jr.'s store for fruits, liquors, wines, and segars (sic), a variety of auctioneers and express services, with Sibell & Mott's Stationary and printing ending the block on the corner of Wall and Nassau. Moving along we come to the Custom House, now known as Federal Hall which stands beside the Bank of New York. The fašade of this building now stands in the American wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The rest of the block is occupied almost exclusively by banks. The next block (3rd row from bottom) is dedicated almost entirely to insurance companies with the exception of the Bank of New York, the first banking building on Wall Street. As we approach the East River, the Tontine Coffee house comes into view on the corner of Wall and Water. A variety of industries were represented on this last block. A cotton broker, chronometer, bookbinder, and tobacconist among others occupied these addresses.

NEXT: NEW YORK IN 1850

Pre-1850 History of Wall Street
Dutch Origins
New Amsterdam: The Castello Plan
British New York
Early 18th Century
The Slave Market
City Hall
East River Commerce
Fire of 1776
Trinity Churches
Mansions and Banks
Wall Street in 1825
The Great Fire of 1835
Customs House and Merchants Exchange
A Street of Banks
Lowenstrom's Panorama-1850 South
Lowenstrom's Panorama-1850 North
New York in 1850
Fortune 1930
Monuments of Wall Street
Early Photographs of Wall Street
Vertical Wall Street
SOUTH SIDE:
1 Wall Street
23 and 63 Wall Street
Unbuilt Stock Exchange
NORTH SIDE:
14 Wall Street
40 Wall Street
60 Wall Street
120 Wall Street
1928-1931 Towers
East River End
Historical Land Maps