Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl Street - about 1907


The Fraunces Tavern Museum, located at 54 Pearl Street, in a vintage postcard by H. Hagemeister Co. Photo taken about 1907 (in 1908 a fire escape was installed on the 58 Pearl Street front, not in this image). Source: Museum of the City of New York.

The historic Fraunces Tavern, located at 54 Pearl Street, was restored in 1906-1907. After that, the building became a three-story brick building with an attic with dormer windows. The west wall is notable for having been constructed of 18th century Holland Brick while the rest of the building utilized English Brick.

The building was originally erected by Stephen de Lancey and sold to Samuel Fraunces in 1762, who transformed it into a tavern. This building houses the notable "Long Room" in which George Washington said farewell to his officers on December 4, 1783.


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