Wall Street Historic District (Manhattan)

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Wall Street Historic District
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Wall Street Historic District (Manhattan) is located in Lower Manhattan
Wall Street Historic District (Manhattan)
Wall Street Historic District (Manhattan) is located in New York
Wall Street Historic District (Manhattan)
Wall Street Historic District (Manhattan) is located in the US
Wall Street Historic District (Manhattan)
Location Roughly bounded by Cedar St. and Maiden Ln., Pearl St., Bridge and S. William St., and Greenwich St. and Trinity Pl., New York, New York
Area 63 acres (25 ha)
Architect multiple
Architectural style Skyscraper, Classical Revival, et al.
NRHP reference # 07000063[1]
Added to NRHP February 20, 2007

The Wall Street Historic District in New York City includes part of Wall Street and parts of nearby streets in the Financial District in lower Manhattan. It includes 65 contributing buildings and one contributing structure over a 63-acre (25 ha) listed area.[1]

The historic district's street plan originated in the colonial era. It "reflects medieval European town patterns rather than the standard grid found throughout much of Manhattan, and together with the district's towering skyscrapers it creates the narrow 'canyons' for which the area is so famous."[2]

Sites within the district[edit]

Within the historic district are 21 sites that are individually (i.e., separately) listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), as follows:[3]

Two further buildings within the Wall Street Historic District are individually listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places, but not the NRHP. These are the Trinity Building (111 Broadway) and the U.S. Realty Company Building (115 Broadway). Both of these are also New York City Landmarks.[3]

A number of additional buildings within the district are listed as landmarks by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission but not by the NRHP or New York State Register of Historic Places. These are: Delmonico's (56 Beaver Street), the Bowling Green Building (11 Broadway), the Cunard Building (25 Broadway), the Standard Oil Building (26 Broadway), the American Express Building (65 Broadway), City Bank Farmers Trust Building (20 Exchange Place), 90 Maiden Lane, the Down Town Association (60 Pine Street), the Cocoa Exchange (1 Wall Street Court), the Irving Trust Company Building (1 Wall Street), the Bankers Trust Building (14 Wall Street), and the J. & W. Seligman & Co. Building (1 William Street).[3] The district's street pattern is also a New York City Landmark.[3]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Wall Street Historic District, Trust for Architectural Easements (accessed October 22, 2016).
  3. ^ a b c d Kathy Howe (August 3, 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Wall Street Historic District]" (PDF).  (made available by the Trust for Architectural Easements).