Past Exhibition | On View October 2016 – January 2017
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The Architecture of Trade: Schermerhorn Row and the Seaport examines the life of Schermerhorn Row, Manhattan’s only surviving row of Federal style merchant counting houses, and its place in the Seaport at South Street through the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as its connection to New York’s enduring urban evolution. What happened on South Street ignited New York’s transformation from a provincial trading town into a global metropolis. The architecture of Schermerhorn Row traces this dramatic change.
The exhibition is presented in two parts, in the Museum’s mezzanine level and fourth floor galleries at 12 Fulton Street, and is accompanied by a new series of walking tours.
The Architecture of Trade: Schermerhorn Row and the Seaport is curated by the Seaport Museum’s historian William Roka, and Collections Manager Martina Caruso. The exhibition celebrates Schermerhorn Row’s selection as Archtober Building of the Day on Monday, October 10. The exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
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