In the 17th century, this street formed the northern boundary of the colony of New Amsterdam Dutch owned. The Wall Street history, at the time when the future city of New York belonged to the Dutch colonial empire in America. The city was then called "New Amsterdam" (mainly established on the island of Manhattan), and the colony was called "New Néerlande". Although the name "Wall Street" (meaning "Wall Street"), instead of the current street, plans for the New Amsterdam show two different names for this street. Roger.