6. Delmonico’s at 56 Beaver St, Manhattan

Dubbed New York City’s “first restaurant,” since before it opened in 1837 the city only offered small cafes and inns, Delmonico’s has a special place in the foodie world of New York – it was a place to be seen, to entertain, to meet (The Players club was founded here, with Mark Twain present). Though owners have changed many times over its 180-year tenure, the location and name has remained the same.

According to Gothamist, it was originally three floors—built to the Delmonico brothers’ liking—but in 1890 was rebuilt to be eight stories high. The pillars in front of the main entrance are reportedly from Pompeii.

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12 thoughts on “14 of NYC’s Triangle Buildings: A Brief History

  1. 1 Wall Street Court, formerly the Beaver Building/Cocoa Exchange. 82-92 Beaver Street. Financial District

    47 Plaza Street West, 47-61 Plaza Street West, Park Slope, Brooklyn

    The Shenandoah, 10 Sheridan Square, West Village

    I *think” I may have seen photos of at least one somewhere in upper Manhattan (Fort George, Hudson Heights, Inwood), but I can’t find any at the moment!

    1. Yes, we were thinking about it! We were worried people were going to say it was not technically triangular with a flat front and back. But we can add it!

    1. umm…There is a photo of the whole building on the top of the article on the same page! The roof is show an alternative, “untapped” view because the roof is off-limits usually. But we’ll switch it up anyway.

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