Edward Mooney House

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Edward Mooney House
NYC Landmark
Edward Mooney House 18 Bowery.jpg
(2013)
Edward Mooney House is located in Lower Manhattan
Edward Mooney House
Edward Mooney House
Edward Mooney House is located in New York
Edward Mooney House
Edward Mooney House
Edward Mooney House is located in the United States
Edward Mooney House
Edward Mooney House
Location18 Bowery
Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40°42′52″N 73°59′53″W / 40.71444°N 73.99806°W / 40.71444; -73.99806Coordinates: 40°42′52″N 73°59′53″W / 40.71444°N 73.99806°W / 40.71444; -73.99806
Builtbetween 1785 and 1789[2]
Architectural styleGeorgian, Early Federal
NRHP reference #76001245[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 12, 1976
Designated NYCLAugust 23, 1966

The Edward Mooney House is at 18 Bowery at the corner of Pell Street[3] in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It is in an area which is today known as Chinatown. The house was built between 1785 and 1789 by rich butcher Edward Mooney on land that was originally part of the Doyer bouwerie (farm) and afterwards belonged to the British Loyalist James Delancey. The land was confiscated by the new American Government after the American Revolution and sold at auction. Mooney would live in the house untul his death in 1800.

The house was built of brick in the Early Federal style. It has three stories plus an attic and full basement. The home was built close to the slaughterhouses, holding pens and tanneries just east of the freshwater Collect Pond.[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. Later, it has been a hotel, brothel and Barney Flynn's saloon.

The house was designated a New York City landmark in 1966 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The Edward Mooney House was sold in January 2013 for $5.4 million dollars.

Barney Flynn's saloon in the Edward Mooney House c.1899.

References[change | change source]

  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. 2.0 2.1 New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Edward Mooney House Designation Report Archived 2012-02-18 at the Wayback Machine (August 23, 1966)
  3. "Edward Mooney House". New York Architecture website. 2010-08-20.