New York City has never been very good at preserving its past (perhaps we have too little room . . . or patience), but on East 4th Street this precious sliver of history has survived utterly intact. In fact, this is the only Victorian-era structure in New York City preserved both inside and out. A handsome Greek Revival town house, it was once the home of the Tredwell family, who furnished it in the highest style of the day, all silk upholstered couches, bronze gas chandeliers, and deep burgundy curtains. These furnishings, the clothing of the 10-person family, their cookware, and anything else you might want to see are all on display, thanks to the efforts in 1936 of a preservationist (before there really was such a thing) named George Chapman. A lovely garden and frequent ghost sightings add to the home’s appeal.
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Merchant’s House Museum
29 E 4th St. (btw. Lafayette and Bowery)
Our Rating Neighborhood Noho Hours Thurs–Mon noon–5pm, guided tours at noon ($5 extra) Transportation Subway: 6 to Astor Place; N, R to 8th St.; F, B to Broadway/Lafayette Phone 212/777-1089 Prices Admission $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, free for members and children 11 under Web site Merchant’s House Museum
Map29 E 4th St. New York City
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