The 1920 Wall Street bombing

Posted by Matt Kuhns on Dec 26, 2012

A while ago I read the interesting New York Streetscapes, by Christopher Gray. It probably has a stronger appeal to those with more architectural awareness than I have, but I found most of it enjoyable enough. One entry features a connection with Brilliant Deduction, and more specifically with William Burns: “September 16, 1920: A Bomb That Rocked New York’s Financial District.” The accompanying photo does a great deal to really bring home an event that even I had trouble really pinning down, despite reading about it multiple times in my research.

Scene outside J.P. Morgan & Company headquarters on Wall Street, following Sept. 16, 1920 bombing

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