Apartment tours explore historically restored tenement buildings and discover how immigrants lived here in the 19th and 20th centuries. Along with a glimpse of the past, visitors glean insights from educators who offer historical perspectives that relate to current conversations about immigration.
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LIVE! At the Tenement
Experience daily life at 97 Orchard Street by interacting with actors portraying members of the Moore(1868), Levine (1898), and Baldizzi (1935) families.
Step into 1906 to meet the landlord and a resident of 97 Orchard Street to learn firsthand about the realities of tenement life on the Lower East Side.
Last Call! At Schneider’s Saloon
Meet John and Caroline Schneider, the married proprietors of 97 Orchard Street’s first, and longest-lived business.
Exploring 97 Orchard Street
Explore the layers of history found at 97 Orchard Street’s and discover how the landlords and tenants left their mark on the building.
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The Stories of 97 Orchard Street
97 Orchard Street is a historic tenement that was home to an estimated 7,000 people from over 20 nations between 1863 and 1935.
The Stories of 103 Orchard Street
Over its 127 years as a residence, 103 Orchard Street was home to more than 10,000 people who reflected the diverse immigrant populations of the Lower East Side.