Anthony Bellov will lead this virtual tour of the home of the Tredwell family and their Irish servants. The tour will look at all five stories, from the steep front stoop (made of glistening white marble, the dominant ornamental stone in the early/mid 19th century) to the crawl-space of the attic (featuring a remnant from the house next door, long since demolished). [Read more…] about 1832 Merchant’s House Virtual Architectural Tour
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The Merchant’s House Museum (MHM) has announced “An Interior Designer’s Perspective: Life, Customs, and Style in Mid-19th Century New York,” a virtual house tour set for Wednesday, January 26th. [Read more…] about Interior Design Customs & Style in Mid-19th Century NYC (Virtual Event)
Paying social calls on friends and family on New Year’s Day was one of Old New York’s most cherished customs. Join us – virtually – for good cheer to toast the New Year and learn how New Yorkers celebrated the day.
In this immersive video experience, we’ll go back in time to the mid-19th century and hear how they decked the house for New Year’s Day and prepared their lists of social calls. [Read more…] about Merchant’s House Museum Virtual New Year’s Day Celebration
Gertrude Tredwell was born in 1840 at 29 East Fourth Street, lived her entire life in that 1832 rowhouse and observed New York grow from a city of 313,000 people to a megalopolis housing nearly 7 million.
When Gertrude was born, the area surrounding her home was among the city’s most fashionable and Fifth Avenue north of 34th Street was still considered the countryside. By 1933, when Gertrude died, at the age of 93, the luxury apartment craze was gripping the city and nearly every trace of rural Manhattan had been wiped away. [Read more…] about Online Program Features NY City Life 1840s-1930s