Lower East Side Tenement Museum & Orchard Street, New York Photos

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum (90 Orchard St.) is an accidental time capsule in that one landlord simply locked up his tenement building early in the 20th Century rather than comply with city regulations. Today, the apartments are being restored to reflect various decades and the ethnic immigrants who actually lived there in those periods. With its heritage buildings with their fire escapes, Orchard Street itself is a fairly well preserved context for the museum & should be toured as part of the experience.

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Lower East Side Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Entrance facade of Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Heritage store front on ground floor of Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Country scene hand-painted on entrance hall wall covering at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.
Lower East Side Tenement Museum (1863) (97 Orchard St.). New York, NY.Entrance facade of Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Heritage store front on ground floor of Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Country scene hand-painted on entrance hall wall covering at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.
Original ceiling covering at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Kitchen of Italian family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Kitchen table of Italian family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Kitchen stove of Italian family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.
Original ceiling covering at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Kitchen of Italian family (Baldizzi Apartment 1921) at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Kitchen table of Italian family (Baldizzi Apartment 1921) at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Kitchen stove of Italian family (Baldizzi Apartment 1921) at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.
Front room of Italian family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Kitchen of German family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Kitchen table of German family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Kitchen shelves with dishes of German family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.
Front room of Italian family (Baldizzi Apartment 1921) at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Kitchen of German family (Gumpertz Apartment 1874) at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Kitchen table of German family (Gumpertz Apartment 1874) at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Kitchen shelves with dishes of German family (Gumpertz Apartment 1874) at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.
Food storage crocks of German family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Rocking chair in front room of German family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Queen of Beauty framed graphic in front room of German family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Antiques awaiting placement in restored Tenement Museum. New York, NY.
Food storage crocks of German family (Gumpertz Apartment 1874) at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Rocking chair in front room of German family (Gumpertz Apartment 1874) at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Queen of Beauty framed graphic in front room of German family (Gumpertz Apartment 1874) at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Antiques awaiting placement in restored Tenement Museum. New York, NY.
Drop front desk in unrestored apartment at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Kitchen stove & shelf of Lithuanian family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Kitchen crockery of Lithuanian family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Dining table in front room of Lithuanian family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.
Drop front desk in unrestored apartment at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Kitchen stove & shelf of Lithuanian family (Rogarshevsky Apartment 1901) at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Kitchen crockery of Lithuanian family (Rogarshevsky Apartment 1901) at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Dining table in front room of Lithuanian family (Rogarshevsky Apartment 1901) at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.
Cruet set in front room of Lithuanian family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Sofa in front room of Lithuanian family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Kitchen sink of Lithuanian family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Linoleum detail in kitchen of Lithuanian family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.
Cruet set in front room of Lithuanian family (Rogarshevsky Apartment 1901) at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Sofa in front room of Lithuanian family (Rogarshevsky Apartment 1901) at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Kitchen sink of Lithuanian family (Rogarshevsky Apartment 1901) at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Linoleum detail in kitchen of Lithuanian family (Rogarshevsky Apartment 1901) at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.
Bedroom of Lithuanian family at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Linoleum found in restoration of Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Wallpaper found in restoration of Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Tenant's record on wall of clothing produced as found in restoration of Tenement Museum. New York, NY.
Bedroom of Lithuanian family (Rogarshevsky Apartment 1901) at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Linoleum found in restoration of Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Wallpaper found in restoration of Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Tenant's record on wall of clothing produced as found in restoration of Tenement Museum. New York, NY.
Heritage building at corner of Orchard St. & Delancey. New York, NY.Streetscape along Orchard St. reflects New York of old including Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Hotel Blue Moon. New York, NY.Heritage building with orange fire escapes. New York, NY.
Heritage building at corner of Orchard St. & Delancey. New York, NY.Streetscape along Orchard St. reflects New York of old including Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Hotel Blue Moon (100 Orchard St.). New York, NY.Heritage building with orange fire escapes (261 Orchard St.). New York, NY.
Streetscape along Orchard St. New York, NY.Elaborately decorated heritage brick walkup. New York, NY.Guss' Pickles. New York, NY.Heritage building with lions & fire escapes. New York, NY.
Streetscape along Orchard St. New York, NY.Elaborately decorated heritage brick walkup (87 Orchard St.). New York, NY.Guss' Pickles (87 Orchard St.). New York, NY.Heritage building with lions & fire escapes (75-79 Orchard St.). New York, NY.
Pink rounded corner heritage building. New York, NY.Orchard St. bargain shops on streetscape with Jarmulowsky's Bank building. New York, NY.Heritage building with overhanging fire escape on Orchard St. New York, NY.Public School 42. New York, NY.
Pink rounded corner heritage building (Orchard at Grand St.). New York, NY.Orchard St. bargain shops on streetscape with Jarmulowsky's Bank building. New York, NY.Heritage building with overhanging fire escape on Orchard St. New York, NY.Public School 42 (71 Hester St. off Orchard St.). New York, NY.
Heritage building with green roofline. New York, NY.S. Jarmulowsky's Bank. New York, NY.Relief artwork on S. Jarmulowsky's Bank. New York, NY.Eldridge Street Synagogue & Museum. New York, NY.
Heritage building with green roofline (1871) (29 Orchard St.). New York, NY.S. Jarmulowsky's Bank (c1912) (54-58 Canal St. at Orchard). New York, NY.Relief artwork on S. Jarmulowsky's Bank. New York, NY.Eldridge Street Synagogue & Museum (1887) (12-16 Eldridge St.). New York, NY. Style: Moorish. Architect: Herter Bros.. On National Register.
Moorish-style stained-glass windows of Eldridge Street Synagogue & Museum. New York, NY.Rose window & Gothic elements of Eldridge Street Synagogue & Museum. New York, NY.Side doorway of Eldridge Street Synagogue & Museum. New York, NY.
Moorish-style stained-glass windows of Eldridge Street Synagogue & Museum. New York, NY.Rose window & Gothic elements of Eldridge Street Synagogue & Museum. New York, NY.Side doorway of Eldridge Street Synagogue & Museum. New York, NY.

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