J. P. Morgan
23 Wall Street-Trowbridge & Livingston, architects, 1913
— Heritage Trail-New York —
J. Pierpont Morgan’s influence was such that, during the Panic of 1907, he orchestrated everything from the rescue of individual banks and trusts to the bail-out of the New York Stock Exchange.
Acquiring “the Corner” for his bank’s new headquarters, in 1913, cost more per square foot than any other prior Wall Street real estate transaction—yet, in an age of skyscrapers, Morgan’s new home rose just four stories.
The intentionally unused space above testified to the company’s unprecedented wealth and power better than any new tower could have done.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
Location. 40° 42.43′ N, 74° 0.644′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Wall Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 Wall Street, New York NY 10005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J.P. Morgan Building (here, next to this marker); 1 Wall Street / 14 Wall Street
More about this marker. This marker has been replaced by a new version with the title J. P. Morgan Building.
Also see . . .
1. The 1914 J. P. Morgan & Co. Building. "Daytonian In Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 10, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. The Lost Drexel Building -- Broad and Wall Streets. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry on the former building on the site. (Submitted on April 26, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 3, 4. submitted on September 19, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 5, 6. submitted on April 23, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.