New York City was first settled by the English in 1664, and grew quickly due to the trading ports and influx of arrivals from Europe. After the Revolutionary War, the city served as the first capital of the United States. Federal Hall on Wall Street hosted the first assembly of the United States Supreme Court and the United States Congress, as well as the ratification of the Constitution, and the drafting of the United States Bill of Rights. By the late 1700's the city surpassed Philadelphia and became the largest city in the country, which it has remained to this day. This beautiful map provides a look at the early days of the city. Complete reference list below.
Features references to the following locations:
Jersey City, Hoboken, Jersey City Ferry - N.Y. Side, Castle Garden, Hudson or North River, Stevens Mansion, Hobn., Hudson River R.R. Depot, Hoboken Ferry, Battery Park, Hudson Canal Cos. Bldg., St. Pauls Church, Western Union Telh., Trinity Church, Elevated Rail Road, Bowling Green, Broadway, City Hall & Court Ho., U.S. Post Office, Mutual Life Ins., Evening Post Bldg., Equitable Bldg., Stock Exchange, Washington Square, Bennett Bldg., Turner Bldg., Tribune Bldg., U.S. Sub Treasury & Assay Office, Kemp Bldg., Produce Exchange, Madison Square, Grand Central Hotel, Terminus of Bridge, Staats Zeitung Bldg., U.S. Customs House, Ferry to Govs. Isld., St. Patricks Cathedral, Cental Park, Grand Central Depot, Stewart's Home for Women, Grace Church, Germania Savings, Stewarts Store, Seamens Savings Bank, Cooper Institute, St. Georges Church, Harlem River, Jones' Wood, Beekman St. Shot Tower, East River, Morrisania, Randalls Island, Wards Island, Blackwells Island, Tompkins Square, Harpers Bldg., U.S. Hotel, Wall St. Ferry (N.Y. Side), Fulton Ferry (N.Y. Side), St. Bridgets Church, Bellvue Hospital, Long Island City, Newtown Creek, Greenpoint, Long Island Sound (in the distance), Brooklyn, Furman Street, Corlears Hook, Fulton Ferry (Brooklyn Side), Williamsburg, Montague Terrace, Brooklyn Heights, Columbia Street.