Enjoy a brief illustrated history presentation and tour three c. 1830 Federal-style row houses, which have been occupied by Henry Street Settlement since 1895. Highlights include the restored dining room (site of the founding of the NAACP, and where Jacob Riis and Theodore Roosevelt dined); the backyard (site of one of the nation's first playgrounds); the bedrooms occupied by the first visiting nurses; Henry Street founder Lillian Wald's original bedroom and sleeping porch; a "green" rain garden; and see the exterior of the adjacent vacant c. 1870s firehouse where Boss Tweed once worked.
Access Notes: The site is not handicapped accessible, and the presentation/tour require climbing multiple flights of stairs.
Saturday Tour Info: Tours at 12, 1, 2, 3pm with the Settlement’s Susan LaRosa will include a brief illustrated history presentation and a walk-through of three c. 1830 Federal-style row houses, which have been occupied by Henry Street Settlement since 1895. (40 min)
Image Credit: H. Spencer Young