1 Hanover Square

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New York Cotton Exchange
1 Hanover Square 001.JPG
1 Hanover Square, also known as India House
1 Hanover Square is located in Lower Manhattan
1 Hanover Square
1 Hanover Square is located in New York
1 Hanover Square
1 Hanover Square is located in the US
1 Hanover Square
Location Hanover Square, Manhattan
Coordinates 40°42′16″N 74°0′36.6″W / 40.70444°N 74.010167°W / 40.70444; -74.010167Coordinates: 40°42′16″N 74°0′36.6″W / 40.70444°N 74.010167°W / 40.70444; -74.010167
Built 1851-1853
Architect Richard F. Carman
Architectural style Renaissance
NRHP Reference # 72001586
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 7, 1972[1]
Designated NHL December 22, 1977[2]
Designated NYCL December 21, 1965

1 Hanover Square, formerly known as the New York Cotton Exchange building and as India House, is on the southern edge of Hanover Square in Lower Manhattan, New York City.


The structure was constructed as a commercial investment by the builder, developer and merchant Richard F. Carman in 1851-53. It was the headquarters of the Hanover Bank. In 1870, the New York Cotton Exchange was founded here, the second such exchange in the world and the first commodity market in the United States.[3] After 1914, it was India House, a private club.[4]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977.[2][3] It currently houses restaurants. It was also used in the 2001 film Kate and Leopold as Leopold's family home.[5]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "New York Cotton Exchange". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-11. 
  3. ^ a b George R. Adams (December 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: New York Cotton Exchange" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying photo, exterior, from 1964. (1.11 MB)
  4. ^ Bill Harris, One Thousand New York Buildings, 2002, Black Dog and Leventhal, pg 33
  5. ^ "Kate and Leopold Film Locations". On the set of New York. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 

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