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1855: Saint Paul's Chapel

A view of Saint Paul’s Chapel is the oldest surviving public building in Manhattan. Beyond the chapel stands the Astor House, which was New York’s grandest hotel in the mid-1800s. This bustling section of lower Broadway near Wall Street was a center of commercial activity

Artist Credit: Silas A. Holmes. Reprinted with permission.


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