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South Street Seaport, Piers 17 & 18, South Street into East River at Fulton Street, New York, New York County, NY



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Item Title


Location
South Street into East River at Fulton Street, New York, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-156
Building/structure dates: 1906 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1979 subsequent work
Significance: Piers 17 and 18, located in the South Street Historic District Extension, stand as physical evidence of the water-oriented economy of New York City in its developmental years. The current piers were built in 1906 on the site of older piers dating to the eighteenth century. Wharves, ferry terminals and fish markets have been predominant in the district throughout its history, requiring and utilizing the construction and maintenance of the piers and significantly affecting the economy of the early city.

Subjects
Parking Lots
Wharves
Piers (marine Landings)


Related Names
Orgel, Celia, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. AERIAL VIEW NORTHEAST SHOWING PIERS 17 AND 18
2. VIEW NORTHEAST SHOWING PIER 18 FROM THE WATER
3. VIEW EAST, DETAIL OF THE END OF PIER 18 FROM THE WATER
4. VIEW NORTHWEST, DETAIL OF THE END OF PIER 18 FROM THE WATER
5. VIEW WEST SHOWING PIER 17 FROM THE WATER
6. VIEW WEST, DETAIL OF THE END OF PIER 17 FROM THE WATER
7. Photocopy of photograph (source not stated) VIEW SOUTHWEST SHOWING SOUTH STREET SEAPORT AND PIERS AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY
8. Photocopy of photograph (Wurts Bros., Photographers) VIEW SOUTHEAST SHOWING PIERS 17 AND 18 AT FAR RIGHT; NOTE FULTON FISH MARKET (1869) AND INCOMPLETE BROOKLYN BRIDGE, CIRCA 1882
9. Photocopy of engraving (sketched by Theo. R. Davis, circa 1869) VIEW NORTH SHOWING SOUTH ELEVATION OF FULTON FISH MARKET WITH PIER 18 TO THE FAR LEFT
10. Photocopy of photograph (source not stated) VIEW SOUTHWEST SHOWING FULTON GENERAL MARKET (1821) AT LEFT AND FULTON FERRY TERMINAL (1863) AND PIER 17 AT RIGHT
11. VIEW SOUTH LOOKING DOWN FULTON STREET AT PIER 17 AND THE NORTH ELEVATION OF FULTON FERRY TERMINAL


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