8. NYC Division of Old Records

Photo: Sarah Shatz/Netflix

When we visited the fabulous archives at the Division of Old Records, the staff there told us a Marvel television series had been filmed in the building at 31 Chambers Street. We were excited to see it appear in The Defenders, as Jessica searches for records for a company but finds that she needs to go back further than 1820. Later, we see Jessica talking to Hogarth in front of one of the staircases inside the archives, and the scene concludes with Hogarth exiting through the revolving doors onto Chambers Street, with the Tweed Courthouse and the Manhattan Municipal Building in the background.

The scene was filmed in the Surrogate Court’s Archives, located in the Surrogates Courthouse at 31 Chambers Street next to City Hall. The Division of Old Records, which shares the building, has records that date to before 1820 too, signed by the likes of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.

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