This Day in History
Little Old New York


The Manhattan Company Opens
September 1, 1799

On April 2, 1799, the New York state legislature chartered the Manhattan Company to build a water supply system for New York City. The original funds for the project were so large that the directors voted to use surplus funds to open an “office of discount and deposit.” On September 1, 1799, the Bank of the Manhattan Company was opened at 40 Wall Street.





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