MAAP | Mapping the African American Past

Current view of the Tontine Coffeehouse site

In the 1790s, the Tontine Coffee House was only one block from the East River. By 1820, it was 2 blocks from the river as landfill widened Manhattan Island.

Creator: Manjari Sharma, photographer

Source: © Curriculum Concepts International

Produced by CCNMTL, Chase, Teachers College, and CCI