Wall Street

The maps and pictures below illustrate facts related to Wall Street. Wall Street is the financial district of New York City, named after and centered on the eight-block-long, long street running from Broadway to South Street on the East River in Lower Manhattan. Over time, the term has become a metonym for the financial markets of the United States as a whole, the American financial sector (even if financial firms are not physically located there), or signifying New York-based financial interests.

Wall Street is the home of the New York Stock Exchange, the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies. Several other major exchanges have or had headquarters in the Wall Street area, including NASDAQ, the New York Mercantile Exchange, the New York Board of Trade, and the former American Stock Exchange. Anchored by Wall Street, New York City is one of the world's principal financial centers.


Early years

There are varying accounts about how the Dutch-named "de Waal Straat" got its name. A generally accepted version is that the name of the street was derived from an earthen wall on the northern boundary of the New Amsterdam settlement, perhaps to protect against English colonial encroachment or incursions by native Americans. A conflicting explanation is that Wall Street was named after Walloons—possibly a Dutch abbreviation for Walloon being Waal. Among the first settlers that embarked on the ship "Nieu Nederlandt" in 1624 were 30 Walloon families.

In the 1640s, basic picket and plank fences denoted plots and residences in the colony. Later, on behalf of the Dutch West India Company, Peter Stuyvesant, using both African slaves and white colonists, collaborated with the city government in the construction of a more substantial fortification, a strengthened wall. In 1685, surveyors laid out Wall Street along the lines of the original stockade. The wall started at Pearl Street, which was the shoreline at that time, crossing the Indian path Broadway and ending at the other shoreline (today's Trinity Place), where it took a turn south and ran along the shore until it ended at the old fort. In these early days, local merchants and traders would gather at disparate spots to buy and sell shares and bonds, and over time divided themselves into two classes—auctioneers and dealers. Wall Street was also the marketplace where owners could hire out their slaves by the day or week. The rampart was removed in 1699.

On December 13, 1711, the New York City Common Council made Wall Street the city's first official slave market for the sale and rental of enslaved Africans and Indians.

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Museum of American Finance (0.02 km)

The Museum of American Finance is the nation’s only independent public museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and teaching about American finance and financial history. Located in the Financial District of the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, it as an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. The museum was founded in 1988 as the Museum of American Financial History but was renamed the Museum of American Finance in 2005. Until December 2006, it was located in the Standard Oil Building at 26 Broadway.

15 Broad Street (0.1 km)

15 Broad Street is a former office building now containing luxury apartments, on the northeast corner of Exchange Place with entrances at 51 Exchange Place and 37 Wall Street in Manhattan. In 1931 it was one of the 20 largest office buildings in the world. History Construction: 1928 The building was built for the Equitable Trust Company and was therefore called the Equitable Trust Building. Replacing the Mills Building and another buildings on the previous site, it was completed in 1928. The Equitable Trust Co.

60 Wall Street (0.14 km)

60 Wall Street is a 55-story skyscraper (745 feet, 227 meters) in Lower Manhattan, which currently serves as the American headquarters of Deutsche Bank. History Built between 1987 and 1989 as the headquarters for J.P. Morgan & Co. (now absorbed into JPMorgan Chase), the tower has over 1.7 million square feet (160,000 m²) of office space, with all floors being occupied by Deutsche Bank. Completed in 1989, 60 Wall Street was the largest corporate building to be built in the Financial District.

Stock Exchange Luncheon Club (0.17 km)

The Stock Exchange Luncheon Club was a members-only dining club, on the seventh floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at 11 Wall Street in Manhattan. The club was founded on August 3, 1898, and moved from 70 Broadway to 11 Wall Street in 1903. It closed on April 28, 2006, after more than a century of service. The club had an inaugural membership of 200, with a "long waiting list", when it first opened as the Luncheon Club at 70 Broadway and 15 New Street, Manhattan. Joseph L.

Continental Bank Building (0.18 km)

The Continental Bank Building is a skyscraper in New York City that was completed in 1932. Origins In 1929, a new 50-story building was announced at 30 Broad Street (location of the 15-story Johnston Building) to house the Continental Bank and various brokers. The site extends along Broad Street at, the length of Exchange Place runs from New Street, and runs along New Street. The building site was once owned by the Dutch church which had erected the city’s second almshouse on the site before 1659.

Other mentions of Wall Street

Granada High School (California)

Granada High School is a high school located at 400 Wall Street in Livermore, California. Established in 1963, it's part of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD). Granada was established as the town's second public high school in response to significant population growth in the 1960s. Livermore High School was the first high school in Livermore, and rivals Granada. Granada High School has recently gone through some major renovations. During the spring quarter of 2008, the brand new science wing opened. The science center has 14 state-of-the-art classrooms.

14 Wall Street

14 Wall Street, originally the Bankers Trust Company Building, is a skyscraper at 14 Wall Street at the corner of Broad Street and running through to Pine Street in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City. It sits across Broad Street from Federal Hall, across Wall Street from the New York Stock Exchange and diagonally across from the original headquarters of J. P. Morgan & Company. It was built in 1910-12 and was designed by Trowbridge & Livingston in the neoclassical style as the headquarters for Bankers Trust.

Nassau Street (Manhattan)

Nassau Street is a street in the Financial District of the New York City borough of Manhattan, located near Pace University and New York City Hall. It starts at Wall Street and runs north to Spruce Street at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, lying one block east of Broadway and east of Park Row. It is named after the Royal family of the Netherlands: Oranje-Nassau. History Nassau Street was named some time before 1696 in honor to William of Nassau, the Dutch prince who became King William III of England. Nassau Street once housed many of the city's newspapers.

Roslyn High School

Roslyn High School is an American high school in Roslyn Heights, New York and is the only high school in the Roslyn Union Free School District. In the fall of 1999, The Wall Street Journal listed Roslyn High School in the top ten public high schools in America. The school is known for its academic rigor, competitive environment, strong research program, emphasis on community service, and impressive college acceptances.


WRBH is a non-commercial radio outlet in New Orleans, Louisiana that exclusively provides radio reading service programming for the blind and handicapped, which includes readings of books, original programming and readings of The Wall Street Journal and The Times-Picayune newspapers, one of two stations in the United States that offer this service; WYPL in Memphis, Tennessee being the other. The station's owners are Radio For The Blind & Print Handicapped, which is where the call letters came from. They operate at 88.3 MHz with an ERP of 51 kW. The station was founded by Dr.

Newport Harbor High School

Newport Harbor High School is a public high school in Newport Beach, in Orange County, California, in the United States. It is part of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. History About two months after the Wall Street Crash of 1929, it was on December 29, 1929 that the Irvine Company offered of land to the school district located at 15th and Irvine for $15,000. Ground breaking for the first high school in Newport Beach began June 14, 1930, at an original construction cost of $410,000. By 1948, the school had its first gym, metal shop, and snack bar.
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