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Yin Yu Tang (18th century)

Artist/Designer: Designer Unknown

Project Location: Salem, India

Figure 1: in Yu Tang Home. Source: Lidong Yu – Architectural Characteristics Critical to the Understanding of Yin Yu Tang House. 2010, Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : April 5, 2014 )
Figure 2: Yin Yu Tang Home. Source: Robert Spencer, NY Times – If Walls Could Talk: Hawthorne and a House From China. 2007, Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : April 5, 2014 )
Figure 3: Yin Yu Tang Home. Source: PEM – Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese Home. 2003, Digital Image ( Source | Accessed : April 5, 2014 )


Primary Material(s):
Found Objects

Exhibition, Residential Structure

Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
19th Century

Additional Information:
Berliner,Nancy. Yin Yu Tang: The Architecture and Daily life of a Chinese house. Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing, 2013.

John G. Waite Associates, Architects. Yin Yu Tang: Preserving Chinese Vernacular Architecture. Albany: John G. Waite Associates, Architects, 2003.

Building Address
161 Essex St (at Peabody Essex Museum) Salem, MA 01970

Significant Dates
Original House constructed during Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), most likely in 18th century.
House relocated to Peabody Essex Museum since 1980s.
Re-opened in 2003.

Chinese Vernacular Architecture, Chinese architecture, Salem, Massachusetts

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