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31 Bond Street: Fact, Fiction, and Digging into the Past

Miss the lecture? You can relive the experience by viewing the photographs of the event and then exploring these opportunities to learn more:

Read Ellen Horan's book about the Burdell case, 31 Bond Street, and follow along with this reading guide for the book.

Then visit Green-Wood Cemetery to see Harvey Burdell (the slain dentist in the case) and Emma Cunningham's graves.

Remember to support your local library (generous host to many GVSHP's events) and Don't Close the Book on Libraries.


Original program listing:
31 Bond Street: Fact, Fiction, and Digging into the Past
A Lecture with Ellen Horan

Thursday, May 20
6:30 - 8:00 P.M.
Ottendorfer Branch Library
135 Second Avenue (above St. Mark's Place)
Free; reservations required.

In the winter of 1857, New York was shaken by the murder of society dentist Dr. Harvey Burdell. According to the lurid newspaper reports of the day, Burdell was found strangled by rope, brutally stabbed fifteen times, and nearly decapitated in his own house on Bond Street in NoHo. New York was fascinated by the murder and the ensuing investigation into who could have possibly committed such a violent crime. To this day, the crime remains unsolved.

First-time author Ellen Horan delves into the story and history of Burdell’s house in NoHo in her new novel, 31 Bond Street. Join Ms. Horan for a discussion of how researching the place and time for the novel was like embarking on an archaeological dig and how buildings offer buried narrive windows into the past.

Space is limited and books will be available for purchase courtesy of Mobile Libris.


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