Schermerhorn Row Block

Schermerhorn Row Block

Schermerhorn Row, Fulton Street
Location Block bounded by Front, Fulton, and South Streets, and Burling Slip, New York, New York
Coordinates 40°42′23.18″N 74°0′12.75″W / 40.7064389°N 74.0035417°W / 40.7064389; -74.0035417Coordinates: 40°42′23.18″N 74°0′12.75″W / 40.7064389°N 74.0035417°W / 40.7064389; -74.0035417
Area 9.9 acres (4.0 ha)
Built 1811
NRHP Reference # 71000547[1]
Added to NRHP February 18, 1971

The Schermerhorn Row Block is now part of South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan in New York City. The first buildings, Schermerhorn Row on Fulton Street, were built in 1811.


Peter Schermerhorn built these six counting houses in 1811 to serve the growing New York seaport.

No 2 & No 4 Fulton Street were occupied from 1847 to the 1990s by Sweet's Seafood House, for over a century New York City's oldest fish restaurant.

The buildings were purchased in 1974 by the State of New York.[2]

During the 2003 redevelopment, these buildings, located on Fulton Street, were linked to the A.A. Low Building, which faces John Street, to create gallery space. The permanent exhibits include paintings by the maritime artist James E. Buttersworth.[3] The block was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 18, 1971.

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Media related to Schermerhorn Row Block at Wikimedia Commons

  1. National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. "New York Architecture". Retrieved 18 June 2010.
  3. Manufacture française des pneumatiques Michelin (2007), "Discovering New York City", New York City, The green guide, Greenville, SC: Michelin maps and guides, p. 96, ISBN 978-1-906261-27-6

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