Excavations are underway in the Upper West Side that are providing a glimpse into the life of nineteenth-century harbor life. Archaeologists are still putting the pieces of the puzzle together; however, artifacts such as doll parts, broken dishes and pipe stems dating from the mid-nineteenth-century pose the question of just how did these pieces of material culture end of in the Upper West Side buried beneath the earth.
A nineteenth-century cobble pavement was uncovered spanning most of the property. The cobble pavement is thought to be associated with the time when the property was used to hold livestock. Whole cups, dentures, and textiles have been uncovered - rarities for archaeology. While these artifacts have no monetary value; they do provide archaeologists with data that can be used to reconstruct the past.