Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 23, 1965):
Owned by an urban merchant, Seabury Tredwell, this three-story brick townhouse (1832) is representative of the transition from the Federal to the Greek Revival period in architecture. It provides a remarkably authentic picture of the life and times of a prosperous mercantile family. Tredwell's daughter lived in the house from her birth in 1840 to her death in 1933, saving everything and changing nothing. Consequently, the collections, including furniture, fabrics, clothes and carpets, make this property truly remarkable.