Isaacs-Hendricks Oldest House

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The Oldest Home in Greenwich Village

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About Isaacs-Hendricks Oldest House

 & why it made the Carpe City list

  • The Issacs-Hendricks House dates to 1799, making it the oldest house in Greenwich Village.  
  • The original wooden sections of the Isaacs-Henricks façade are indicative of the Federal-style architecture. However, the brick parts were added later, in 1836. 
  • Harmon Hendricks and Simon Isaacs were brothers-in-law and New York agents of Paul Revere.  
    • They kicked off the copper rolling industry in America, opening a factory in New Jersey in 1812. 
    • Along with Paul Revere, they cornered the copper rolling market and made a fortune.   
    • Copper rolling was important for making ship boilers, and shipping was a major trade in New York City.  
  • Isaacs, Hendricks, and Revere were also the only people who could provide the popular copper broilers used to make rum!  

Carpe City Trivia

What famous ship did Isaacs and Hendricks supply for?

Isaacs and Hendricks supplied the copper for the Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. 

By: Lucie Levine

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