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Lynch, and changed his company’s name to Merrill Lynch. In business for only a year himself, Merrill would go on to head the country’s largest retail stockbrokerage firm. 23 Wall Street Downing’s Oyster House-In the years before the Civil War, this corner restaurant was famous for its tasty menu. The owner, Thomas Downing, an African American man, was a popular host to his Wall Street power-broker customers. The restaurant’s basement also played host to runaway slaves as a station on the Underground Railroad.
Barnum moved his new show uptownto 539 Broadway,only to have that museum burnthree years later. New York Herald Building-Another version of nineteenth-century mass entertainment occupied this site in 1866: the New York Herald newspaper. It was from this building that editor James Gordon Bennett Jr. sent his correspondent Henry Stanley to find the missing missionary David Livingstone on March 21,1871. Seven months later Stanley found the good doctor at Lake Tanganyika in Africa and 20 A L L AROUND THE TOWN The offices of the NewYork Herald are on the left in this greeted him with thewords, “Dr.
It was herein the Gold Room, where gold was sold as a commodity, that traders began tofeel the effects of Jay Gouldand Jim Fisk‘s attempt to corner the market. Gould and his partner had hoped to buy all $15 million worth of gold then in circulation and thus drive up its price. President Ulysses S. S. Treasury’s gold to be sold in the market. Many brokerage firms and individual speculators were financially ruined. PARK R O W 21-25 Park Row Park Theater-The theater that once stood on thissite opened on January29, 1798, with a performance of As You Like It.
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