Hephzibah House Guest House

We offer guest house accommodations for people involved in Christian ministry such as pastors, missionaries, or ministry volunteers and workers who hold positions in Christian ministries or churches. 

Please go to 'FAQs' link for specific information or call 212-787-6150 for reservations. 

Rates and availability for eligible guests are only available by calling 212-787-6150, or from overseas you can email and we will provide our Skype contact ID.  Please email nyc.hhouse@gmail.com

To view the inside of typical rooms please view pictures at our 'Gallery' link.

Hephzibah House was built in 1892.  There is an old copy of the architect’s original building plan.  This was found wrapped in newspapers in one of the closets in the House.  There is also a copy of the Bill of Sale, when the house was purchased by the Hephzibah House Corporation.

On the original plan you would notice that the building has only four floors, while the actual building has five.  The fifth floor was added after the original building was completed.  It was used to house the servants of the single family who lived here.  Those servants included a butler, a housekeeper, a cook, and a nursemaid housed in what is now room #34.  The nursery was in room #35.  There were six rooms on the fifth floor housing those servants, and three other general maids.   You may notice buttons on some of the doorways on the main floor.  These were used  to summon the servants.  (I have been trying to use those buttons all the years of our life here in the House…but alas…no one comes.)

On the main floor, originally, the sliding doors in the entry hallway into our parlor were kept closed and guests were ushered down the hall and into a sitting room (later called a living room).  If you were a very important person, those doors would have been opened and you would have been seated in the parlor.  The parlor was always reserved for important guests.

The back parlor room (where the piano is) was the family dining room.  The cabinets in that room, plus what was the pantry behind it, held the china, silver pieces, linens, etc which the maids used for meals.  In the little pantry room behind this room, there was a dumb waiter.  This was removed in the early 1980’s and is now used for office material and storage, but in the original house it was used to store the best china.

The back room of the main floor was originally a library.  The shelves, fireplace, and wood are of awesome beauty, and until the 1980’s this was kept strictly for use as a library.  However, as the ministry grew, that room was used more extensively for office space.   

Hephzibah House has a European look and feel.  In the decorating of the early brownstones, tiles, carvings, and the fireplace decorations were imported.  Along with these, many  of the artists came from Europe and were the ones who crafted the beautiful ceilings, mirrors, and hand-cut woodwork patterns.  Take a look at the ceiling in the Parlor room and notice that all the crafting was done by hand.   Great care is given when these ceilings need painting.  All painting is done by hand so that paint will not fill in the tiny spaces, destroying the beautiful cherubs and swirl patterns. 

The House has several different kinds of woods…mahogany, cherry, even some walnut.  How wonderful that over the years, this House has been kept in beautiful condition with diligent care for the preservation and enjoyment of all of us today, over one humdred years later.  Hephzibah House Ministry was formally founded in 1893, but moved into this building in 1926.  From that time, all Hephzibah House has worked carefully to retain the beauty of the building and the contents, much of which were donated pieces of furniture from people who loved the Hephzibah Ministry at that time.  The house has many antique pieces, even some of the original glassware used by Hephzibah House in the early 1920s

Hephzibah House remains diligent in continuing to preserve and protect this beautiful historic building.