Artifacts excavated from the James Brown house, 326 Spring Street

Artifacts excavated from the James Brown house, 326 Spring Street
Title
Artifacts excavated from the James Brown house, 326 Spring Street
Date 
1750-2000
Description 
Artifacts excavated from a privy site at the James Brown house, built in 1817 at 326 Spring Street. The building is today a restaurant and pub known as the Ear Inn.
Credit Line 
Gift of Martin Sheridan and Richard Hayman and the EAR Inn
Object Number 
2011.18
Gallery Label 
These artifacts were excavated from the backyard of the historic James Brown house at 326 Spring Street in Greenwich Village, now the home of the Ear Inn restaurant and pub. The building was constructed around 1817 and has since been continuously occupied as a mixed-use building (commercial and residential). Excavations in 2010 in the building's basement, including an area that was likely the site of a privy before the building was extended to cover the entire yard, yielded thousands of artifacts that shed light on the daily life of previous owners and tenants. The bulk of the artifacts date to the mid- to late-nineteenth century.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group