Posts Tagged ‘Federal Hall’

A peaceful scene of once-bloodied Wall Street

August 12, 2011

It’s hard to tell when this technicolor, car-free view of a strangely placid Wall Street looking toward Trinity Church dates to.

But judging by the suits and hats, it must have been post-1920. That’s the year a bomb left behind in a horse-drawn wagon ripped into this exact location in front of Federal Hall on the right, killing 38 people—mostly messengers, clerks, and other financial workers.

No one was ever brought to justice for the carnage.