Printing House Square - 1864


Original title: Printing-House Square. New York. Lithography by Endicott & Co. (59 Beekman Street, Manhattan). Published by Baker & Godwin. Source: Collection of Graphic Arts and Social History - Huntington Digital Library. Note: another version of this illustration, by French engraver Raoul Varin (1865-1943), had the year 1864 in the title. Continue below...


Printing Square


Printing House Square


Engraving shows a view of Printing House Square, business buildings and publishers surround a bustling city street intersection, pedestrians, horse-drawn vehicles, a military band and ranks of soldiers on parade fill the square. Enlargement of the offices on Park Row is on the right. Enlargement of the signs on the old Tribune Building is below.

This area was officially called City Hall Square from 1848 to 1858, when Times Building was completed. Then it was renamed Printing House Square by common consent. Since the 1830s, several publishers moved its headquarters to the area around City Hall Park, specially in Park Row, later called Newspaper Row.

Times Building, in addition to its own offices, also housed tenants like the Surrogate's Office, the Crook, Fox & Nash restaurant in the ground floor, Hooper & Co. Advertising Agents, The Albion, the Army & Navy Journal and others.

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Printing House Square - 1864


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