Stadt Huys (City Hall)

Stadt Huys (City Hall) (HMFZX)

Location: New York, NY 10004 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 42.219', W 74° 0.656'

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Birth of a City: Nieuw Amsterdam & Old New York

? Broad Street & Coenties Alley
Dutch Name: ? Langs Straet (Along the Shore)

New York's first city government began meeting across the street in 1653, after the Dutch West India Company agreed to grant municipal rights to the townspeople. Built as a waterfront tavern in 1642, the structure served well as the city hall because it was one of the town's largest public buildings.

Appointed by Director-General Stuyvesant and his council, burgomasters and magistrates conducted the city's financial business, sat as a trial court, and kept a jail here. After taking over in 1664, the English continued to use the building as New York's city hall until 1697. The city government later moved to a new building at the corner of Wall and Nassau Streets (today the location of the Federal Hall National Memorial).

In 1979, archeologists dug here before the current office tower was erected. They uncovered the foundations of Stadt Huys, as well as those of an English tavern built in 1670, and numerous artifacts. Today, you can view the outlines of these colonial buildings, as well as foundation stones under glass beneath the modern sidewalk.
Year Placed2009
Placed ByCity Lore & NY 400
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 6:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583554 N 4506330
Decimal Degrees40.70365000, -74.01093333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.219', W 74° 0.656'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 13.14" N, 74° 0' 39.36" W
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Area Code(s)212, 917, 646, 516, 347,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 53-73 Pearl St, New York NY 10004, US
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