The Archaeological Discovery of New York City's 1730 Almshouse in City Hall Park

Grossman, et al. 1991

Historic View of 1734 NYC Almshouse in City Hall Park Almshouse excavation north of City Hall in City Hall Park Stratigraphic Excavation Unit Over Projected Location of 18th Century Almshouse in City Hall Park, New York Recording Well-Preserved Colonial Layers beginning ca 1 Foot Below Modern Grade Perspective View of Interior Destruction Debris and Front Wall of 1730 Almshouse
Perspective CAD Reconstruction of Preserved 18th Century Interior Sratigraphy and Exterior Builders' Trench Outside of Stone Foundation Wall Vertical Profile of Excavation Unit Showing Depth of Near-Surface Colonial Remains Detail of ca. 1760 Trash Pit filled with Clams and Oysters Cut Into Fill of ca. 1730 Builder's Trench Large Colonial Period Food Remains - Note 10 Detail of Interior Destruction Rubble With Human Arm Bone in Brick matrix
Revolutionary War era Slip Decorated Earthenware From Post-1760 Trash Pit In-situ View and Insert of Similar Slip Decorated Earthenware Plate from 18th C. Port of Raritan Landing, New Brunswick, New Jersey Copper-alloy Sewing Pins from Almshouse, City Hall Park Bone Button Blanks Worked by Indigent Residents of 1730 Almshouse, City Hall Park, New York City Copper-alloy, Bone & Lead Buttons Recovered from Almshouse
Lead Weight from Almshouse Excavations, City Hall Park Heavily Rusted 18th C. Door Key from Almshouse Excavation, Xrayed & then Electrolitically Conserved to Down to Core Metal