The Melville Gallery is part of the South Street Seaport Museum and was built in 1868 as a warehouse for A.A. Thompson & Co., a tin and metal company. Today the space is used for a variety of events. Outside, the gallery boasts a spectacular cast-iron façade, along with carved limestone and Tuckahoe marble. Inside, the exposed brick, 13-foot high wood beamed ceiling and elegant wooden columns create a space of warmth and historic charm.