Merchant’s House

Manhattan’s Most Haunted House

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchant’s_House_Museum:
Brewster sold the house to Seabury Tredwell, a wealthy New York merchant, for $18,000. Tredwell’s daughter, Gertrude, was born in the house in 1840, and lived there until her death in an upstairs bedroom in 1933. Three years later, the perfectly preserved home opened to the public as a museum. The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965.

PS Things are a bit off right now and I am behind with my blogging activities. I missed bunch of posts by people who I follow on regular bases. I will be in California for a few weeks. My laptop crashed and a dog ate my homework. I will fix the computer problem and talk to my dog….Yes, I have a plan…

 

http://www.brainyquote.com/:

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man’s happiness really lies in contentment.
-Mahatma Gandhi

28 responses to “Merchant’s House

  1. I am a sucker for old houses. I think you can feel the people who used to be there and the walls could tell stories. The pics tell stories. I bet she was lonely – that’s what I get. I can also see her ordering her servants around lol.

  2. Fantastic shots!!! Great processing providing such fabulous atmosphere to the images!!! Good luck in California, with your computer and with your dog!! :)

  3. That’s a great quote by Gandhi. And these images are wonderful in their expressionistic nature. I also love how you made a “stuffy museum” that is well maintained look more like the history it represents. Really well done. It’s all in the light.

    Enjoy your trip to CA. Don’t be too hard on the dog – he was just doing his job. :-)

  4. Such moving pictures that bring to mind these words of Emma Frances Dawson… “I have marked in traveling how lonely houses change their expression as you come near, pass, and leave them. Some frown, others smile”…sensing this house does both.
    Wonderful post + thanks for providing Wikipedia link–a very interesting read~

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