19th-Century Lifeways Lecture
Evolution of the Townhouse: From Antiquity to Modern Times
Dates: Wednesday, January 16
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Merchant's House Museum, 29 East Fourth Street (btwn Lafayette & Bowery)
Description: Join architect Curtis Estes as he traces the architectural development of the townhouse from the European Classical period, through the Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classical, and culminating with the Modern era. Using photographs, renderings, and plans, Mr. Estes will highlight changes in the ways people lived, social conventions, technological and sanitary innovations, as well as interior decoration, style, furniture, and comfort. $15, MHM Members FREE.
19th-Century Lifeways is the Museum's new public program series - in which experts lecture on 19th century American decorative arts, architecture, New York City history, preservation, and related subjects. The Merchant's House Museum's intact 1832 landmark building and original collections provides the springboard for the lectures.