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british new york
David T. Valentine, History of the City of New York, 1853, pg. 291.

In 1664, the British captured New Amsterdam and renamed it after the Duke of York. The Dutch ceded Manhattan for the island of Run in Indonesia and the legal possession of Suriname. During the Third Anglo-Dutch War in August 1673, the Dutch recaptured the city and renamed it New Orange, but the signing of the Treaty of Westminster in November 1674 returned the city to English rule.

This etching of New York, seen from across the East River, shows the city in 1717, when it was the third largest city in the British colonies; with a population of about 7,000, only Boston and Philadelphia were larger. The location of Wall Street is marked by the steeple of Trinity Church, the tallest spire on the skyline. No longer the northern end of the town, Wall Street had become the center of a bustling regional capital whose government met in the new City Hall (the domed building to the immediate right of Trinity Church). The many ships illustrate the city's active port. From 1717 to 1720 an average of 225 vessels used the port each year, trading goods primarily with Britain and the West Indies.


Pre-1850 History of Wall Street
Dutch Origins
New Amsterdam: The Castello Plan
British New York
Early 18th Century
The Slave Market
City Hall
East River Commerce
Fire of 1776
Trinity Churches
Mansions and Banks
Wall Street in 1825
The Great Fire of 1835
Customs House and Merchants Exchange
A Street of Banks
Lowenstrom's Panorama-1850 South
Lowenstrom's Panorama-1850 North
New York in 1850
Fortune 1930
Monuments of Wall Street
Early Photographs of Wall Street
Vertical Wall Street
1 Wall Street
23 and 63 Wall Street
Unbuilt Stock Exchange
14 Wall Street
40 Wall Street
60 Wall Street
120 Wall Street
1928-1931 Towers
East River End
Historical Land Maps