Morgan L. Phillips was an old circus man who lived in a tent at 40 Cherry Street in New York City with his wife, their grandson, a horse, and some dogs. Discover his story, and explore the history of 40 Cherry Street.
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Tags: Cherry Street, New York History, Old New York, Two Bridges
Tags: 40 Cherry Street, Gotham Court, Morgan L. Phillips, New York History, Old New York
Morgan L. Phillips was an old circus man who lived with his wife, a horse, and a few dogs in a canvas tent in an empty lot at 40 Cherry Street in New York City in 1893-94.
Tags: Central Park menagerie, Donald Burns, Roosevelt Street
Once upon a time, before New York City’s “deep East Side” was razed to make way for new public housing projects, there was a little colonial-era street just north of the Brooklyn Bridge called Roosevelt Street, where Donald Burns sold wild animals.