Union Square Circa 1828

The Junction of Broadway and the Bowery at Union Square in 1828. Painted by Albertis Del Orient Browere in 1885.

The Junction of Broadway and the Bowery at Union Square in 1828. Painted by Albertis Del Orient Browere in 1885.

Check out this bucolic painting depicting ‘The Junction of Broadway and the Bowery at Union Square in 1828.’ As those of you who have been on the Union Square Partnership’s free historical walking tour know, Union Square was named for the union of Broadway and the Bowery (later renamed 4th Avenue).  The name alludes to the ‘union of avenues’ as these two streets were – and remain – major Manhattan thoroughfares.  You can learn a whole lot more about the amazing history, politics, and other historical awesomesauce at Union Square: Cross Roads of New York – every Saturday at 2:00 PM.

Previously:
Union Square in 1828 [Business Insider]

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