City Hall Park - Vintage Images


The City Hall Park, in Lower Manhattan, is a historic area in New York City. Several of the early skyscrapers were built around the Park.

During Dutch rule, the site was a communal land established by settlers, known as the Commons. In the 18th century, it was the site of civic institutions such as an almshouse, jails, and barracks, as well as burial grounds. The nine-acre area became a public park around the early 18th century.

The construction of the City Hall building started in 1803 and it was opened in 1812, when the city government moved from the old Federal Hall, on Wall Street. The Old New York County Courthouse (now Tweed Courthouse) was constructed from 1861 and 1881.


City Hall Park


Antique photos of NYC




The Park and City Hall, hand colored print circa 1838 by W. H. Bartlett.



New York City Hall



Historical post card City Hall Park in the early 20th century, published by H. C. Leighton Co. The Post Office building is on the right, outside the image. Newspaper Row was a name given to part of Park Row with some newspaper buildings.


Park Row images


A view of the City Hall Park from the 25th floor of the Municipal Building. Photograph published by Keystone View Company, 1929 (source: Library of Congress).


New York Times Building


World Building


City Hall Park NY


Post Office


Woolworth Building City Hall Park


NYC Skyscrapers


Woolworth Building


19th century


New York City 19th century


American Museum


Broadway New York


Buildings City Hall Park


Bowling Green images


The Battery images


People NY


Prospect Park images


Chambers Street


City Hall


Shoe & Leather Bank


21st century


Park NYC



Washington Square images


The City Hall Park Fountain in 2011 (credit: Will Steacy / NYC & Company). The architect was Jacob Wrey Mould (cast: 1872).




Brooklyn Bridge  terminal


Brick Church


Broadway NYC


City Hall Park


Vintage images


Municipal Building images


Copyright © Geographic Guide - Antique images of NYC.


Herald Building


Old skyscrapers NY


NY City Hall Park




Woolworth Building, completed in 1913


Antique photographs


Transportation Building, completed in 1927


City Hall


City Hall Park - Vintage Images


Post Office