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South Street Seaport Museum, New York, New York County, NY



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Documentation compiled after 1933.

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Survey number HABS NY-5632
Significance: In the first half of the 19th century, the South Street seaport area was the mercantile center of New York City. 4 and 5 story Federal and Greek Revival brick buildings, resting on landfill, served as wholesale stores, warehouses, and counting houses. It is here that city merchants bought and sold the various imports and exports transported by ship to and from the East River harbor. Today, the neighborhood, comprised of Fulton Fish Market, South Street Seaport Museum, and the Schermerhorn Ron, is the only cohesive survival of early New York City's commercial district.

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Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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View looking to Water Street with Peck Slip in the background.


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