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Once the city’s northernmost boundary, Wall Street did indeed get its name from a wooden palisade that had been erected back in 1653 under the direction of Dutch Governor Peter Stuyvesant between the Hudson and East River to protect the town from marauding tribes.

Image Credit: Augustine E Costello. Reprinted with permission.
Restoration Credit: This image has been digitally repaired by Fine Print Design Studio.

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