I'm a lover of historic architecture, so last night my boyfriend and I had dinner at NYC's storied locale The Ear Inn, which was designated a historic landmark in 1969. Also referred to as the James Brown House, the Federal-style two and half story building was built in the late 18th century for James Brown, an African-American Revolutionary War veteran who worked with George Washington during the war.
I've been here for drinks in the past but felt compelled to return after reading about an excavation that recently took place in the buildings backyard. Found were household items such as imported pottery and porcelain, chamber pots, and storage jars. Everything has been donated by The Ear Inn to the New York Historical Society.
I would love to get even closer to the recent the buildings history by viewing the excavation site or touring the entire building sometime soon. Fingers crossed.
The Ear Inn
326 Spring Street