Early American Buildings, Manhattan Photos

A few buildings in Manhattan remain from before the 1830s. Most of the houses are in the Federal-style while public buildings follow classical styles.

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Federal Hall National Memorial. New York, NY.Interior dome of Federal Hall where Congress met when New York City was American capital. New York, NY.James Watson House now Shrine of the Blessed Elizabeth Ann Seton. New York, NY.Fraunces Tavern. New York, NY.
Federal Hall National Memorial (former U.S. Custom House & Treasury) (1833-42) (28 Wall St.). New York, NY. Style: Neoclassical. Architect: Town & Davis + Samuel Thompson + William Ross & John Frazee. On National Register. Interior dome of Federal Hall where Congress met when New York City was American capital. New York, NY.James Watson House now Shrine of the Blessed Elizabeth Ann Seton (1793 & 1806) (7 State St.). New York, NY. Style: Federal. Architect: John McComb, Jr. (attrib). On National Register. Fraunces Tavern (1719, rebuilt 1904) (54 Pearl St.). New York, NY. Style: Colonial. Architect: Stephen DeLancey. On National Register.
Fraunces Tavern where George Washington gave his farewell to army officers. NY.Entrance to Fraunces Tavern now a restaurant & museum. New York, NY.Heritage block preserved to protect environment of Fraunces Tavern plus several financial district highrises. New York, NY.St. Paul's Chapel. New York, NY.
Fraunces Tavern where George Washington gave his farewell to army officers. NY.Entrance to Fraunces Tavern now a restaurant & museum. New York, NY.Heritage block preserved to protect environment of Fraunces Tavern plus several financial district highrises. New York, NY.St. Paul's Chapel (1766) (Broadway at Fulton St.). New York, NY. Style: Georgian. Architect: Thomas McBean (attrib.). On National Register.
St. Paul's Chapel facade where George Washington worshipped. New York, NY.St. Paul's Chapel steeple. New York, NY.St. Paul's Chapel window detail. New York, NY.St. Paul's Chapel monument to Major Gen. Richard Montgomery who fell in battle in Quebec in 1775. New York, NY.
St. Paul's Chapel facade where George Washington worshipped. New York, NY.St. Paul's Chapel steeple (1794). New York, NY. Architect: James Crommelin Lawrence.St. Paul's Chapel window detail. New York, NY.St. Paul's Chapel monument to Major Gen. Richard Montgomery who fell in battle in Quebec in 1775. New York, NY.
New York City Hall. New York, NY.Neoclassical entrance of New York City Hall. New York, NY.Church of the Transfiguration. New York, NY.Georgian tower of Church of the Transfiguration. New York, NY.
New York City Hall (1802-11) (Broadway & Chambers St.). New York, NY. Style: Late 19th & 20th C Revivals. Architect: Joseph Francois Mangin & John McComb, Jr.. On National Register. Neoclassical entrance of New York City Hall. New York, NY.Church of the Transfiguration (1801) (25 Mott St.). New York, NY. Style: Georgian. On National Register. Georgian tower of Church of the Transfiguration. New York, NY.
James Brown House. New York, NY.Stephen Van Rensselar House. New York, NY.St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. New York, NY.LaGrange Terrace [aka Colonnade Row]. New York, NY.
James Brown House (Gambrel roof) (c1817) (326 Spring St.). New York, NY. Style: Federal. On National Register.Stephen Van Rensselar House (c1816) (149 Mulberry St.). New York, NY. Style: Federal. On National Register.St. Patrick's Old Cathedral (1815 & 1868) (Mott & Prince Sts.). New York, NY. Style: Gothic Revival. Architect: Joseph-Francois Mangin. On National Register. LaGrange Terrace [aka Colonnade Row] (1833) (428-434 Lafayette St.). New York, NY. Style: Greek Revival. Architect: Alexander Jackson Davis (attrib.). On National Register.
Daniel LeRoy House. New York, NY.Federal Baroque doorway of Daniel LeRoy House. New York, NY.Antique cast-iron fence with Stuyvesant-Fish House. New York, NY.Nicholas & Elizabeth Stuyvesant-Fish House. New York, NY.
Daniel LeRoy House (1832) (20 St. Mark's Place). New York, NY. Style: Federal Baroque. Architect: Thomas E. Davis. On National Register.Federal Baroque doorway of Daniel LeRoy House. New York, NY.Antique cast-iron fence with Stuyvesant-Fish House. New York, NY.Nicholas & Elizabeth Stuyvesant-Fish House (built by grandson of last Dutch governor) (1804) (21 Stuyvesant St.). New York, NY. Style: Federal. On National Register.
Federal front door of Stuyvesant-Fish House. New York, NY.Town houses along Stuyvesant St. New York, NY.Stuyvesant St. townhouses with St. Marks-in-the-Bowery 170 2nd Avenue by Segal & Sohn & 166 2nd Avenue by Emery Roth. New York, NY.St. Marks-in-the-Bowery Episcopalian Church & 170 2nd Avenue by Segal & Sohn. New York, NY.
Federal front door of Stuyvesant-Fish House. New York, NY.Town houses along Stuyvesant St. New York, NY.Stuyvesant St. townhouses with St. Marks-in-the-Bowery 170 2nd Avenue (1928) by Segal & Sohn & 166 2nd Avenue (1930) by Emery Roth. New York, NY.St. Marks-in-the-Bowery Episcopalian Church & 170 2nd Avenue (1928) by Segal & Sohn. New York, NY.
St. Marks-in-the-Bowery Episcopalian Church. New York, NY.Steeple of St. Marks-in-the-Bowery Episcopalian Church. New York, NY.Portico of St. Marks-in-the-Bowery Church. New York, NY.Bust by Toon Dupuis of Peter Stuyvesant buried at St. Marks-in-the-Bowery Church. New York, NY.
St. Marks-in-the-Bowery Episcopalian Church (2nd oldest in Manhattan) (1799) (E. 10th St. at Second Ave.). New York, NY. Style: Georgian. On National Register. Steeple of St. Marks-in-the-Bowery Episcopalian Church (1828). New York, NY. Style: Greek Revival. Architect: Ithiel Town.Portico of St. Marks-in-the-Bowery Church (1854). New York, NY. Style: Italianate.Bust (1911) by Toon Dupuis of Peter Stuyvesant (1612-72, last Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam 1647-64) buried at St. Marks-in-the-Bowery Church. New York, NY.
Old Merchant's House [aka Seabury Tredwell] House. New York, NY.Greek revival front door of Old Merchant's House Museum. New York, NY.Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum. New York, NY.Palladian entrance of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
Old Merchant's House [aka Seabury Tredwell] House (1832) (29 E. 4th St.). New York, NY. Style: Greek revival. Architect: Joseph Brewster. On National Register. Greek revival front door of Old Merchant's House Museum. New York, NY.Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum (1765) (65 Jumel Terrace). New York, NY. Style: Palladian. On National Register. Palladian entrance of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.
South Street Seaport Museum annex. New York, NY.Schermerhorn Row with South Street Seaport Museum. New York, NY.

South Street Seaport Museum annex (1836) (211 Water St.). New York, NY. Schermerhorn Row (1812) (along Fulton St.) with South Street Seaport Museum. New York, NY. Style: Federal. On National Register.


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