Wall Street Water Mains

Beekman Street Water Main
Beekman Street Water Main
Excavations along Beekman Street in the South Street Seaport Historic District recovered two intact 19th century wooden water mains during utility works. Three additional significant in situ discoveries occurred throughout this project. These include the recovery of an 18th century storeroom foundation with large turn of the 19th century artifact deposit within; several brick barrel vaults and landfill cribbing remnants. The project along Beekman Street demonstrated that despite ongoing development archaeological deposits remain beneath the New York City streets.