May 26, 1803: Under a 17-gun salute, the cornerstone of the present City Hall is laid. The mayor and city government provide food, plenty of drink, and a handsome tip for the workers.
Bill Cunningham, City Hall (built ca. 1802), ca, 1968-76. Gelatin silver photograph. New-York Historical Society, Gift of the Photographer. On exhibit:http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/bill-cunningham-facades