New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
206 Front Street
Built 1780s, Remodeled 1880
Built in the late 1790s remodeled a century later, No. 206 Front Street was the location of the Howell family businesses for well over 100 years. It first served as a grocery, providing staples such as flour, sugar, and spirits to customers who bought fresh produce at the Fulton Market.
It later housed the Howell’s famous military store, one of New York’s leading suppliers of guns and gunpowder at the turn of the century.
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° 42.427′ N, 74° 0.186′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Front Street near Beekman Place, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. 203 Front Street (a few steps from this marker); Fulton Fish Waist - 142 Beekman Street (within shouting distance 207 - 211 Water Street (within shouting distance of this marker); South Street Seaport (within shouting distance of this marker); Titanic Memorial Lighthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Seaman’s Church Institute (about 300 feet away); Archaeological Discovery/Making Land (about 400 feet away); Urban Archeology/Then and Now (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 97 times since then and 3 times this year. 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.