Seventh Regiment Marching Down Broadway - 1861


Original title: The Seventh Regiment Marching down Broadway to Embrace for the War. Prior to their departure for Washington. Illustration published in the Harper's Weekly, May 4, 1861.

Looking north from Broome Street, showing building on west side Broadway. The St. Nicholas Hotel is on the left, southwest corner of Spring Street. On the northwest corner stands the Prescott House, named after the historian William Hickling Prescott (1796-1859).


Seventh Regiment


Old Broadway



The St. Nicholas Hotel comprises the large white marble structure and its dark northern wing reaching to the corner of Spring Street. The hotel opened in January 1853 and was completed in 1854. It closed in 1884.



Copyright © Geographic Guide - Old photos NYC, 19th Century.


NYC St. Nicholas Hotel

About the same angle some years earlier.


Great Union Meeting


St. Nicholas Manhattan

South from Spring Street. Opposite direction.


Decoration Day


Metropolitan Life Insurance Tower


Seventh Regiment Marching Down Broadway - 1861


Broadway Old New York