NY Through the Lens - New York City Photography

Scroll to Info & Navigation

Stone Street Historic District. South William Street. Financial District - New York City.

Something I absolutely love about New York City is that tucked away between the towering monuments of modernity that populate the cityscape are streets that look as if they have been transported from another era and geographic location entirely. These streets are suspended in time like flies in amber.

This area is known as the Stone Street historic district in lower Manhattan. Bound by Stone Street, Pearl Street, and South William Streets and Mill Lane, it is a section that is unlike any of its surrounding blocks. This particular section is bound by South William street and 13-15 South William Street can be seen in this particular view. Around the block from this part of the area are other historic buildings and the Stone Street area ‘proper’.

In 1903, the architect C.P.H. Gilbert designed new street facades on the buildings in this section of South William Street (57 Stone Street on the other side). Gilbert’s neo-Dutch Renaissance architecture features structural details like stepped gables and strapwork and was a nod to the early settlement of Manhattan.

This area which dates back to the 1600s when New York City was first colonized by Dutch settlers was sadly destroyed by the Great Fire of 1835. The surrounding section of Stone Street was rebuilt with granite bases of post-and-lintel construction and upper-additions of brick which were specifically erected for importers and merchants.

—-

View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page
—-

Buy “Stone Street Historic District - Financial District - New York City” Posters and Prints here, email me, or ask for help.

Stone Street Historic District. South William Street. Financial District - New York City.

Something I absolutely love about New York City is that tucked away between the towering monuments of modernity that populate the cityscape are streets that look as if they have been transported from another era and geographic location entirely. These streets are suspended in time like flies in amber.

This area is known as the Stone Street historic district in lower Manhattan. Bound by Stone Street, Pearl Street, and South William Streets and Mill Lane, it is a section that is unlike any of its surrounding blocks. This particular section is bound by South William street and 13-15 South William Street can be seen in this particular view. Around the block from this part of the area are other historic buildings and the Stone Street area ‘proper’.

In 1903, the architect C.P.H. Gilbert designed new street facades on the buildings in this section of South William Street (57 Stone Street on the other side). Gilbert’s neo-Dutch Renaissance architecture features structural details like stepped gables and strapwork and was a nod to the early settlement of Manhattan.

This area which dates back to the 1600s when New York City was first colonized by Dutch settlers was sadly destroyed by the Great Fire of 1835. The surrounding section of Stone Street was rebuilt with granite bases of post-and-lintel construction and upper-additions of brick which were specifically erected for importers and merchants.

—-

View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page

—-

Buy “Stone Street Historic District - Financial District - New York City” Posters and Prints here, email me, or ask for help.

Recent comments

Blog comments powered by Disqus

Notes

  1. imagoodolyankeeboy reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  2. edoardovalota reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  3. cara-faye-stewart reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  4. lee0907 reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  5. absolutely-idiosyncratic reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  6. pvnch-drvnk reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  7. sanity-over-vanityxo reblogged this from noonecantakeyourhappinessaway
  8. noonecantakeyourhappinessaway reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  9. fistfuloffur reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  10. tcosmo reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  11. vincenzofly reblogged this from nythroughthelens and added:
    Stone Street Historic District. South William Street. Financial District - New York City.
  12. thegreatny reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  13. amourdestin reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  14. waketheawake reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  15. laurenrivers reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  16. antlangston reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  17. tiffanylee2011 reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  18. ellopoppett reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  19. dgem69 reblogged this from dailydiggings
  20. stephanyfphotography reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  21. anythingshared reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  22. fortaleza-no-venganza reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  23. kevpatfal reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  24. acriticalacclaim reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  25. airspacewaterland reblogged this from nythroughthelens
  26. misterashtastic reblogged this from brianamae