The Woman Who Unearthed City Hall
May 20th, 2008

Today, theNew York Times marks the death of Regina Kellerman, an architectural historian who unearthed New York Citys first City Hall. The article states:

“It was in 1970, after five years of work on a doctoral dissertation both in New York and the Netherlands, that Ms. Kellerman was able to pinpoint the exact location on Pearl Street, near Coenties Alley of the three-story building that was used as a stadthuis, or city hall, from 1653, when the city was incorporated by the Dutch, until 1699, when the building was torn down by the English. The site was excavated, and remnants of a building, which were removed, were found right where she said they would be.”

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