Edward Mooney House

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Edward Mooney House
Edward Mooney House 18 Bowery.jpg
Edward Mooney House is located in New York City
Edward Mooney House
Location 18 Bowery
Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates: 40°42′52″N 73°59′53″W / 40.71444°N 73.99806°W / 40.71444; -73.99806
Built between 1785 and 1789[2]
Architectural style Georgian, Early Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76001245[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 12, 1976
Designated NYCL August 23, 1966

The Edward Mooney House located at 18 Bowery at the corner of Pell Street[3] in the Chinatown neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City was built between 1785 and 1789 for wealthy butcher Edward Mooney on land he purchased after it was confiscated from British Loyalist James De Lancey.[2]

The brick house was built in a mixture of Georgian and Federal styles, and is the earliest remaining townhouse in the Early Federal style in the city.[2] It has three stories plus an attic and full basement. The home was located close to the slaughterhouses, holding pens and tanneries where Mooney made his living; he occupied the house until his death c.1800.[2]

In 1807 the size of the house was doubled by an addition to the rear. The house would be used as a private residence until the 1820s after which it has served at various times as a hotel, brothel[4] and saloon.

The house was designated a New York City landmark in 1966 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c d New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Edward Mooney House Designation Report (August 23, 1966)
  3. ^ "Edward Mooney House". New York Architecture website. 2010-08-20. 
  4. ^ New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; Postal, Matthew A. (ed. and text); Dolkart, Andrew S. (text). (2009) Guide to New York City Landmarks (4th ed.) New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1 p.45

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