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J. P. Morgan

23 Wall Street-Trowbridge & Livingston, architects, 1913

 

— Heritage Trail-New York —

 
J. P. Morgan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 19, 1998
1. J. P. Morgan Marker
Inscription.  Known throughout the world of finance, sought out by presidents and potentates, the legendary House of Morgan helped bankroll the industrialization of America.

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

J. P. Morgan Building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 19, 1998
2. J. P. Morgan Building
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(a few steps from this marker); Ohio Company of Associates (a few steps from this marker); Wall Street Palisade (a few steps from this marker); Let Freedom Ring (a few steps from this marker); On this site in Federal Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wall Street Journal (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Stock Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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 This marker has been replaced by a new version with the title J. P. Morgan Building.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.) 
 
J. P. Morgan image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
3. J. P. Morgan
Bain News Service - George Grantham Bain Collection.
John Pierpont Morgan image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
4. John Pierpont Morgan
“John Pierpont Morgan, the Field Marshal of Industry. His wonderful grasp of public affairs is marvelous. His hand can be seen in schemes that reach around the globe. Like Alexander, his plans of conquest embrace the entire world, but where the Grecian conqueror drew the sword, the American draws his check. It is rumored that he is endeavoring to form the thrones of Europe into a Trust, with offices in a Broadway skyscraper.” – Thomas Fleming

Cartoon from Around the Capital with Uncle Hank by Thomas Fleming, 1902.
The entire "J.P. Morgan" Heritage Trail wayside image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2000
5. The entire "J.P. Morgan" Heritage Trail wayside
The later "Exploring Lower Manhattan" version image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 2018
6. The later "Exploring Lower Manhattan" version
 
 
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.

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