Henry Street Settlement
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Unknown, c. 1830

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 (founding site of the NAACP, and where Jacob Riis and Theodore Roosevelt dined); restored interior staircases; 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.

Tours led by Susan LaRosa, Deputy Officer of Marketing & Communications, and by the Settlement's new public historian. (Children are welcome, but to understand the tour, they should be at least ten years old). A brief presentation will be followed by a tour of the three 1830s row houses, rare survivors in a neighborhood now characterized by public housing and tenement apartment buildings. See the house's original kitchen hearth and brick oven, historic restored spaces, and all else in the tour description above.

Saturday Tour Info: Tours will take place at 10, 11am, 12, and 1pm, (45 min)

Access Notes: Participants must be able to climb three flights of stairs.



Image Credit: H. Spencer Young