Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1882/09/04 Thomas Edison Inventor At the Drexel, Morgan and Co headquarters (lost) at 23 Wall Street, Thomas Edison switches on 600 electric lights throughout the building, shining a light on the future of illumination. Invention of Public Electricity Supply
1895/01/01 Drexel, Morgan and Co End Drexel, Morgan and Co becomes J P Morgan and Co.
1895/01/01 J P Morgan Work Drexel, Morgan and Co is rechristened J P Morgan and Co with J Pierpont Morgan as the head of all four affiliated partnerships in New York, Philadelphia, London and Paris.
1901/09/07 J P Morgan Office J P Morgan directs a memorial to President McKinley. Workmen cut bales of crepe and use sewing machines to make long black streamers to be draped on wooden frames which are to be erected on the front of the Drexel, Morgan and Co building (lost). Assassination of William McKinley
1913/03/23 J P Morgan Office J P Morgan has had a new building in mind for a number of years, and leases which expired were not renewed. - The Times
1913/06/14 In a few days the most valuable piece of real estate in the United States will be nothing but a vacant lot, surrounded by a board fence. - The New York Times
1913/07/00 Trowbridge and Livingston Architect Construction begins on a new J P Morgan and Co headquarters at the firm's historic site at 23 Wall Street in new York City.
1914/00/00 The neoclassical style J P Morgan and Co building is completed. The banking floor features a 30-foot coffered ceiling around a domed skylight. The Morgan name has been deliberately left off the building's front.
1920/09/16 Joseph P Kennedy Witness A wagon full of lead weights parked near 23 Wall St explodes, killing 38 bystanders and injuring more than 100 others. Wall Street Bombing
1920/09/17 At a rally already organized by The Sons of the American Revolution, 1000s of people celebrate Constitution Day at the same intersection. Wall Street Bombing

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Particulars for J P Morgan and Co Building:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Fabric Black crepe
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Commerce
Historic Use Financial Institution
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Architectural Style Neoclassical
Owner Private

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 19th June 1972

Registry Name: J. P. Morgan Co. Building
Registry Address: 23 Wall St.
Registry Number: 72000874
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Trowbridge and Livingston
Architectural Style: Classical revival
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Commerce, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Year: 1913, 1914
Historic Function: Commerce, Trade
Historic Sub-Function: Financial institution
Current Function: Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function: Financial institution

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