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Virtual Tour: 103 Orchard

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From the Tenement Museum comes this interactive, multimedia website dedicated to the history of 103 Orchard Street. Today, this address is the site of the Tenement Museum; throughout history, the apartment building at this address was home to a number of different families and communities. On the website's homepage, visitors can explore this apartment building through time by scrolling down the page. As they do so, they will hear music and see photographs and videos that illustrate life at 103 Orchard Street and its surrounding neighborhood throughout the twentieth century. Next, visitors can select one of three tabs (1950s: Lower East Side; 1960: Loisaida; and 1970s: Chinatown) to learn more about the experiences of 103 Orchard Street residents during these three decades. In each section, visitors will find a series of interviews with former tenants. Related materials including immigration documents, photographs, videos, maps, and interviews with historians accompany these interviews. Together, these interviews and related media powerfully illustrate the experiences of Jewish, Puerto Rican, and Chinese immigrants to New York City during the mid-twentieth century.
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