Building the Grid: From Paper to Street, Block and Lot
Land Auctions: Merchants’ Exchange, 1835
Wall Street South Side to near Pearl Street, ca. 1835. Color lithograph
Museum of the City of New York, Prints and Photographs Collection, X2011.5.102
Land auctions took place at the Merchants’ Exchange (1827–35), seen at left in this view of the south side of Wall Street. The building was destroyed by a fire that ravaged Lower Manhattan on December 16–17, 1835.