Tag: Merchant’s House Museum

Village Halloween: No Tricks, Just Treats

The Village has a long history of putting on the best Halloween festivities. From the world-renowned NYC Village Halloween Parade to local specials at our many small business establishments, there is always something to do here to celebrate this spooky …

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Viewers Choice: Top 5 GVSHP Program Videos of 2018

Each year, GVSHP hosts more than sixty public programs. They cover our neighborhoods from the western edge of Greenwich Village to the easternmost reaches of the East Village.  Topics cover a diverse range of areas including rock and roll, restoring …

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The Oldest Building in the Village?

The following is a re-posting of a post by Elizabeth Finkelstein from 2011: Call it whatever you’d like: antique, vintage, or historic. If one thing is for certain, the Village is really, really old. Old by New York City standards, and even old …

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The Skidmore House becomes a landmark

On this day in 1970, the Landmarks Preservation Commission granted landmark status to the dignified Greek Revival house at 37 East 4th Street. This three and a half story house was built in 1844-45 by Samuel Tredwell Skidmore, a relative of Seabury …

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It’s What’s on the Inside: the Merchant’s House’s Landmarked Interior

2016 marked the 80th year in the Merchant’s House Museum’s history.  While the museum is also a NYC landmark, did you know it’s also one of the few landmarks to have both exterior and interior designation? 

Nineteenth Century Dwelling Houses of Greenwich Village

GVSHP has now made available on our website a classic preservation and architectural history resource — the booklet Nineteenth Century Dwelling Houses of Greenwich Village produced by the Association of Village Homeowners in 1968 and reprinted in 1969.  You can view it …

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The First Landmarks Preservation Commission Hearing, and the First Designated Landmarks

On September 21, 1965, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) held its very first public hearing. Twenty-eight buildings were on the agenda, including five in Brooklyn, fifteen in Manhattan, one in the Bronx, and seven in Staten Island. Eight of the properties are …

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Merchant’s House Round-Up!

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Merchant’s House Museum.  The museum is the only historic house museum in the Greenwich Village/Soho/NoHo neighborhoods, and is considered one of the finest surviving examples of domestic architecture from the period, …

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Happy Birthday, Merchant’s House Museum!

On May 11, 1936, the old Tredwell house on 4th Street opened as the Merchant’s House Museum.

GVSHP Oral History: David Amram

GVSHP is excited to share our oral history collection with the public, and hope they will shed more light on what makes Greenwich Village and the East Village such unique and vibrant areas. Each of these histories highlights the experiences and insights …

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