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Wood fragments from Burnham's Tavern

Wood fragments from Burnham's Tavern
Title
Wood fragments from Burnham's Tavern
Date 
ca. 1792
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
a: 4 7/8 x 41 1/2 x 5 1/8 in. (12.4 x 105.4 x 13 cm) b: 4 1/2 x 16 x 5 5/8 in. (11.4 x 40.6 x 14.3 cm)
Description 
Two blocks of wood from Burnham's tavern, which was built around 1792 on the block bounded by 78-79th Street and Broadway and West End Avenue.
Object Number 
Z.1415ab
Marks 
typed: on card tacked to a: "PIECE OF WOOD from Burnham's Tavern, which stood/on the block bounded by 78th-79th Streets and/Broadway and West End Avenue, NYC. Erected by/Baron John Cornelius van den Houvel, Governor of/Demerara, who came to NYC about 1792 and built/the house. Later a well-known hostelry known as/Burnham's Tavern. It was demolished in the/summer of 1905./-cf H.S. Mott. "The NY of Yesterday: Bloomingdale"
Gallery Label 
These blocks of wood are from Burnham's Tavern, which was built on the block bounded by 78th-79th Streets and Broadway and West End Avenue around 1792. The building was demolished in 1905.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group