1920 bombing

23 Wall Street

On a wall of the J.P. Morgan & Co. building, just across from the Stock Exchange, you can see the scars from a terrible event. A bomb was detonated just before noon on September 16, 1920. It was probably left by an anarchist; this note was found just before the 100 pounds of dynamite exploded:

“Remember we will not tolerate any longer. Free the political prisoners or it will be sure death for all ofyou. American Anarchists Fighters.”

It was a gruesome scene, 33 died, about 400 wounded. Despite an extensive investigation, nobody was ever charged with the crime.

Today, you can still clearly see the pock marks from the blast on the wall of the building.

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