Brick from Walton House

Object Number: 
INV.1253c
Date: 
ca.1770
Medium: 
Clay
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 7 1/8 x 3 3/8 in. ( 4.1 x 18.1 x 8.6 cm )
Marks: 
written: in ink on paper glued to face of brick: "Brick from Old/Walton House (Frank-lin Square & Washington/Residence while in N.Y.) torn down in 1881/ Brick originally from England"
Description: 
Clay brick from Old Walton House on Franklin Square in New York City, which was George Washington's residence in 1789.
Gallery Label: 
This brick is from the Walton House on Franklin Square in New York City, which George Washington used as his residence in 1789. See Harper's Weekly.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Silas H. Paine, 1910
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group