Merchant's House

The Merchant's House is a row house built in 1831 - 1832 by developer Joseph Brewster and purchased by merchant Seabury Treadwell in 1835. Treadwell's last daughter, Gertrude, lived in the house until 1933, leaving it largely unchanged and unmodernized so that it became a time capsule of upper class life in ninteenth-century New York. The parlors are fine examples of Greek Revival architecture. The house was converted to a museum in 1935 and underwent restoration in 1979. When I visited in the Fall of 2007, it was undergoing another set of renovations, which accounts for the presence of construction equipment in the photos.

Mother's bedroom
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Mother's bedroom
Merchants House
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Merchants House
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Merchants House
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Merchants House
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Rear view
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Rear view
Cistern cover
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Cistern cover
Rear garden
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Rear garden
Kitchen
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Kitchen
Kitchen
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Kitchen
Family room
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Family room
Study
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Study
Father's bedroom
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Father's bedroom
Front parlor
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Front parlor
Rear parlor
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Rear parlor
Call bells for servants in the kitchen
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Call bells for servants in the kitchen
Merchants House
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