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South Street Seaport Museum, 206 Front Street, New York, New York County, NY



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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NY-5677
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-357).
Significance: Built as a Federal style store and residence for the grocer Matthew Howell in 1798 or 1799, 206 Front Street is one of the oldest buildings in the Seaport. The Howells occupied the building until 1882 when they moved their ship, then a military and gunpowder store, to 205 Front Street. Today 206 Front Street is part of the South Street Seaport Museum, a neighborhood of stores, galleries, and piers standing in close proximity to high rise buildings in Lower Manhattan.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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