Standing the Test of Time: The Merchant’s House and a Neighborhood Transformed
At the Merchant’s House Museum
Tuesday, January 20, 6:30 p.m.
In this illustrated lecture, architectural historian Francis Morrone discusses the 1832 Merchant’s House throughout the history of the neighborhood, at a time when new changes threaten the house once again.
We’ll look at exclusive Lafayette Place and the first residential district developed solely for the affluent; the role of families such as the Astors and Schermerhorns in the area’s growth (including the construction of the Astor Library and the Astor Place Opera House); the post-Civil War growth of lofts and factories (including many now-landmarked structures); and the neighborhood’s revival as Noho, a highly desirable residential address. And through it all, how 29 East 4th Street has remained stalwart — and intact.
This is event is co-sponsored by the American Friends of the Georgian Group and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.
$15, $8 GG, ICAA, and MHM members. Reservations are required; click here for tickets.