Section of water pipe in frame

Object Number: 
1956.31
Date: 
1770-1800
Medium: 
Wood, metal, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 11 x 11 in. ( 6.7 x 27.9 x 27.9 cm )
Marks: 
hand written in blue on pipe: "Section of water pipe/ [fro]m Center St. N.Y.C./ Laid in/ 1774-1779" hand written on paper label: "Section of ORIGINAL Water-Pipe of/ New York City. Laid in Center Street/ about 1774 and unearthed during/ excavation for the
Description: 
Cross section of wooden pipe mounted in frame; pipe made by boring a hole through middle of log; square frame made of wood with glass front.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this pipe was part of the original water distribution system of New York City, and was found beneath Center Street during the excavations for the Fourth Avenue Subway.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John W. Morgan
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group