Pearl Street house and Ohio hotel. Engraving, Milo Osborn, circa 1831; from Views in New-York and its Environs, from Accurate, Characteristic, & Picturesque Drawings, Taken on the Spot, Expressly for this Work.  (Courtesy Special Collections, University of Virginia Library.)

Pearl Street house and Ohio hotel Pearl Street house and Ohio hotel. Engraving, Milo Osborn, circa 1831; from Views in New-York and its Environs, from Accurate, Characteristic, & Picturesque Drawings, Taken on the Spot, Expressly for this Work. (Courtesy Special Collections, University of Virginia Library.)

Town/City
New York City
County
New York County
State/Province
New York
Country
United States of America

Pearl Street House and Ohio Hotel, New York City, New York

Summary

Also known as Merchants’ House. Four-story edifice with columned entrance and arched sign on roof. Located at 88 Pearl Street (oldest street in city). JS and Bishop Newel K. Whitney journeyed to New York City, fall 1832, and stayed at hotel. While at hotel, JS penned letter to wife Emma, 13 Oct. 1832. Hotel burned down in Great New York Fire, 16–17 Dec. 1835. Rebuilt and expanded; re-opened 1 Mar. 1837.

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