New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lower East Side – 1767
The Dutch were the first settlers in this waterfront district. Later Irish, German and English immigrants worked in the maritime industry that dominated this area - shipyards, ironworks, (2) docks and ferries. These would be found along the shoreline and the nearby slips and piers.
More recently, many Italians and European Jews also settled on the “Lower East Side”, creating one of the first “melting pot” communities in the city.
Walton House (3) was built in 1752 at 326-328 Pearl Street, next to Peck Slip, by William Walton. For 30 years it was New York’s most handsome residence and his lavish entertainment prior to the revolution encouraged the British government to raise taxes.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 40° 42.431′ N, 74° 0.048′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on South Street near Peck Slip, on the left when traveling south. This marker is on the reverse side of "Lower East Side – Peck Slip". Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: East River Esplanade/Bikeway, 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. Lower East Side - Peck Slip (here, next to this marker); Peck Slip (a few steps from this marker); The East River Bikeway and Esplanade (a few steps from this marker); Jerry Driscoll Walk (within shouting distance of this marker); Fulton Fish Waist - 142 Beekman Street (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Seaman’s Church Institute (about 600 feet away); 206 Front Street (about 600 feet away); 1883 The City of Brooklyn (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . The Lost Walton Mansion. (Submitted on May 29, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 29, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.