Map of City Hall Park - 1852



City Hall Park map


City Hall Park in 19th Century





Map of the City Hall Park, Manhattan, in 1852. Additional text in red. Source: NYPL.

In 1842, the Croton Fountain was placed in the center of City Hall Park. The old Brick Church fronting Beekman Street was demolished in 1856. The site was then used to erect buildings mainly for the publishing industry, including for the New York Times. Later, part of Park Row became known as Newspaper Row. In 1858, the City Hall was partly destroyed by fire.

Below, fragment from the View of New York City and Brooklyn by John Bachmann (1814-1896), copyright 1850, showing the area around City Hall Park.




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Map of City Hall Park - 1852


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