New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
203 Front Street
Built 1815, Remodeled 1882-83
Built for a grocer a few years after nearby Schermerhorn Row, No. 203 was – with its neighbor No. 204 – extensively remodeled in the 1880s to become a waterfront hotel, one of the many scattered throughout the district that catered to unmarried men who labored here.
The building has been restored to its 1880s appearance, including the heavily modeled storefront doors, running-bond Philadelphia brick façade, pressed metal cornice, and incised iron window lintels.
South Street Seaport Historic District label program made possible by a grant from the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Erected by Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
Location. 40° 42.421′ N, 74° 0.199′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Front Street near Fulton Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 Front Street, New York NY 10038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 206 Front Street (a few steps from this marker); 207 - 211 Water StreetFulton Fish Waist - 142 Beekman Street (within shouting distance of this marker); South Street Seaport (within shouting distance of this marker); Titanic Memorial Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Archaeological Discovery/Making Land (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Urban Archeology/Then and Now (about 400 feet away); Seaman’s Church Institute (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. This section of Front Street is a pedestrian mall.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 5, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.