Building the Grid: From Paper to Street, Block and Lot
Astor Place and Lafayette Place
Lots on Bowery Road, Fourth Street, La Fayette Place, and Broadway including Astor, Sperry properties, ca. 1830.
Museum of the City of New York, The J. Clarence Davies Collection, 29.100.3023
This subdivision plan shows “the old line of Art Street,” which was extended and renamed Astor Place, after John Jacob Astor. On the east side of the perpendicular street, La Fayette Place, are the Astor Library and the adjacent lot of Astor’s son, William B. Astor.