Early owners were involved in the establishment of many 19th-century NYC institutions.

American Art Union
American Bible Society
American Institute
American Seamen’s Friend Society
American Tract Society
Belle Vue Hospital
Century Club
College of Pharmacy
Deaf & Dumb Institution
Eastern Dispensary
Fund for Relief of Indigent Merchants
House of Refuge
Mercantile Library Association

New York Academy of Medicine
New York Association for Improving
the Condition of the Poor
New York Bible Society
New York Chamber of Commerce
New York Eye Infirmary
New-York Historical Society
New York Juvenile Asylum
New York Nursery & Child’s Hospital
New York University
People’s Washing and Bathing Association
Rutgers Medical College
St. Nicholas Society of New York
& many others