An image of St. Louis, Missouri's courthouse in 1874.

Court House

An image of St. Louis, Missouri's courthouse in 1874.

St. Louis, Missouri's courthouse, which was comprised of four as pictured in 1874.

Court House

St. Louis, Missouri's courthouse, which was comprised of four as pictured in 1874.

"New York is a city in Southern New York; coextensive with New York, Kings, Queens, and Richmond counties, on New York Bay, the Hudson and East rivers, Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean; the first city in the United States in population and commercial importance, and after London, the largest metropolitan center in the world. Among the public buildings is the City Hall, 216 by 105 feet, and three stories high: completed in 1812 at a cost of $500,000. In the rear of the City Hall is the Court House."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

City Hall of New York

"New York is a city in Southern New York; coextensive with New York, Kings, Queens, and Richmond counties,…