Stone Street, New Amsterdam - 1659



Stone Street


Stone Street is one of the oldest streets in Manhattan, built in the first half of 17th century by the Dutch settlers. Today, it is a short street in the southern tip of Manhattan. It runs in two sections between Whitehall Street in the west and Hanover Square in the east. The street originally was one continuous roadway from Whitehall Street to Hanover Square.


Scale model with dolls, published in a vintage postcard, copyright 1932 by Museum of the City of New York 1932. Photograph by Samuel Herman Gottscho (1875-1971). Text on print: «One of the first streets in New Amsterdam [now New York] to be paved was Brouwer Straet, now Stone Street. In the background is the fort which occupied the site of the present Custom House. Miniature group by Ned J. Burns.» Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.



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Below, another photo of the same model by Samuel H. Gottscho (1875-1971).


Stone Street, New Amsterdam - 1659


17th Century NYC