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Wood fragments from Burnham's Tavern

Object Number: 
ca. 1792
Overall (a): 4 7/8 × 41 1/2 × 5 1/8 in. (12.4 × 105.4 × 13 cm) Overall (b): 4 1/2 in. × 16 in. × 5 5/8 in. (11.4
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 1
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.
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