Residence of Ahasuerus Turk, New York City

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Watercolor and black ink on paper, laid on card
Overall: 9 1/8 x 13 1/4 in. ( 23.2 x 33.7 cm ) mat: 15 7/8 x 21 7/8 in. ( 40.3 x 55.6 cm )
signature: lower right: "Wm. C. Kramp, Architect / Corner of Wall & Broadway"
Inscribed on mount at lower right in black ink: "Wm. C. Kramp. Architect / Corner of Wall & Broadway"; verso of mount: "Sketch of the residence of / Ahasuerus Turk / Cor. Nassau & John Sts New York City / The architect's original drawing. / Mr. Turk was assistant engineer of New York City / Fire Dept. in 1793 & 1796. (see Costello. Our Firemen p. 54 & 392.) / His occupation was that of worker in ivory and his shop / is the addition to the house, shown in sketch. He was / buried under sidewalk at
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The residence of Ahasueras Turk was located at 69 Nassau Street, at the southwest corner of John Street. An inscription on reverse written by the great grandson of Ahasueras Turk, on December 22, 1899, notes that Turk was Assistant Engineer of the New York City Fire Dept in 1793 and 1796; he ran an ivory shop that was connected to his house; and he was buried under the sidewalk at William and Fulton St.
Credit Line: 
George F. Wilbur Fund
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Creative: Tronvig Group