Printing House Square in 1868


In 1848, this area of Park Row and Printing House Square was officially named City Hall Square by the Common Council. The square was renamed Printing House Square, by common consent before March 1859.

In the late 19th century, the area became known as the Newspaper Row and the 4-5 storied buildings became early skyscrapers. We can see the signs for The World, Scientific American, New York Times, Tribune, Sunday Times, The Sun and others. Each building in this area has a story worth telling.

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Printing House Square NYC

This is an illustration showing the Printing House Square in 1868, from the City Hall Park. Lithographed by W.C. Rogers & Co. for the Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, 1868 by Joseph Shannon, Clerk of Common Council.

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Printing House Square in 1868