Description This view of the houses of Rainbow Row looks toward Broad St. From the green one to the pink one are the Othniel Beale Houses, and his dock was across the street back in 1740 when the waterfront activities began in this area. The land has been filled in after silting pushed the port farther north. Behind you would be the Battery. The wrought iron balconies front the upstairs where families of the businesses on the ground floors resided--businesses which catered to the shipping needs. There were of course taverns, too. This image captured a color saturated moment as the sun crossed midsky, and the West Indies colors were drenched as if in sunset.