An illustration of Bowery Theater, a playhouse in the Bowery neighborhood of New York City. Although it was founded by rich families to compete with the upscale Park Theater, the Bowery saw its most successful period under the populist, pro-American management of Thomas Hamblin in the 1830s and 1840s. By the 1850s, the theater came to cater to immigrant groups such as the Irish, Germans, and Chinese. It burnt down 5 times in 17 years, a fire in 1929 destroying it for good. Although the theater's name changed several times (Thalia Theater, Fay's Bowery Theater, etc.), it was generally referred to as the "Bowery Theater".

Bowery Theater

An illustration of Bowery Theater, a playhouse in the Bowery neighborhood of New York City. Although…

An illustration of Castle Garden, known today as Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton. Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton was once a circular sandstone fort now located in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan, New York City, in the United States. It subsequently became a beer garden, a theater, the first immigration station (predating Ellis Island), a very popular public aquarium, and finally a national monument.

Castle Garden

An illustration of Castle Garden, known today as Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton. Castle Clinton or Fort…

An illustration of the interior of Castle Garden, known today as Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton. Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton was once a circular sandstone fort now located in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan, New York City, in the United States. It subsequently became a beer garden, a theater, the first immigration station (predating Ellis Island), a very popular public aquarium, and finally a national monument.

Castle Garden (interior)

An illustration of the interior of Castle Garden, known today as Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton. Castle…

Trinity Church, at 79 Broadway in New York City, is a historic full service parish church in the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Trinity Church is located at the intersection of Broadway and Wall Street in downtown Manhattan. n 1696, Governor Benjamin Fletcher approved the purchase of land in Lower Manhattan by the Church of England community for construction of a new church. The parish received its charter from King William III of England on May 6, 1697. Its land grant specified an annual rent of one peppercorn due to the English crown. The present day Trinity Church, designed by architect Richard Upjohn, is considered a classic example of Gothic Revival architecture and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976 for its architectural significance and place within the history of New York City.

Trinity Church

Trinity Church, at 79 Broadway in New York City, is a historic full service parish church in the Episcopal…

First Governor of New York

George Clinton

First Governor of New York

An illustration of The New York City Normal College which is now known as Hunter College of the City University of new York which is a senior college of the City University of New York. The college was founded in 1870 by Irish immigrant and social reformer Thomas Hunter as a teacher-training school for young woman. The school, which was housed in an armory and saddle store at Broadway and East Fourth Street in Manhattan, was open to all qualified women, irrespective of race, religion or ethnic background, which was incongruent to the prevailing admission practices of other schools during this era. Created by the New York State Legislature, Hunter was deemed the only approved institution for those seeking to teach in New York City during this time. The school incorporated an elementary and high school for gifted children, where students practiced teaching.

The New York City Normal College

An illustration of The New York City Normal College which is now known as Hunter College of the City…

An illustration of a proposed family hotel in New York City. "There is probably no great city in the world which needs a reform in domestic architecture more urgently than New York; as there us none which contains such a preponderance of dwellings unsuited to the wants of the people who inhabit them." -Holland, 1874

Proposed Family Hotel

An illustration of a proposed family hotel in New York City. "There is probably no great city in the…

The New York Public Library, drawing from the architect's plans.

New York Public Library

The New York Public Library, drawing from the architect's plans.

Seal of the state of New York, 1875

New York seal

Seal of the state of New York, 1875

Seal of the state of New York, 1876

New York seal

Seal of the state of New York, 1876

Seal of the state of New York, 1890

New York seal

Seal of the state of New York, 1890

Seal of the state of New York, 1904

New York seal

Seal of the state of New York, 1904

New York Stock Exchange trading floor.

New York Stock Exchange

New York Stock Exchange trading floor.

The birthplace of President Theodore Roosevelt in New York, New York.

The Birthplace of Theodore Roosevelt

The birthplace of President Theodore Roosevelt in New York, New York.

The arch erected in New York City to celebrate the return of Admiral George Dewey.

Triumphal Arch in New York City

The arch erected in New York City to celebrate the return of Admiral George Dewey.