New York-based author and historian David Freeland believes that a construction site on the Bowery contains the remnants of famed 18th century saloon the Bull's Head Tavern. Lost City's Brooks of Sheffield relays the news of this discovery, along with a photo of the woodwork in the cellar space. The building is currently being razed to make way for a hotel.
The Bull's Head was built in the 1750s, and George Washington stayed there during the heyday of the American Revolution. At one point in time, the bar was owned by Henry Astor, of the Astor family. After it closed, the space then became home to a massive beer hall and entertainment venue called the Atlantic Garden. Brooks notes that this might be the "oldest partial, surviving structure in Manhattan by almost a half century." No word yet on what will happen to this relic.
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