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

American Art Union New York Academy of Medicine
American Bible Society New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor
American Institute New York Bible Society
American Seamen’s Friend Society New York Chamber of Commerce
American Tract Society New York Eye Infirmary
Belle Vue Hospital New-York Historical Society
Century Club New York Juvenile Asylum
College of Pharmacy New York Nursery & Child’s Hospital
Deaf & Dumb Institution New York University
Eastern Dispensary People's Washing and Bathing Association
Fund for Relief of Indigent Merchants Rutgers Medical College
House of Refuge St. Nicholas Society of New York
Mercantile Library Association   & many others