(l. to r.) 11, 13, and 15 East 12th Street. No. 11 is a Greek Revival row house built in 1839-41 in which American impressionist painter Julian Alden Weir and Social Realist painter Reginald Marsh resided. No. 13 was built as a house in 1852-53, whereas No. 15, a four-story neo-Grec structure, was constructed in 1873 and served as the headquarters of the publishers Ward, Locke, and Bowden, who published Lewis Carroll and Oscar Wilde, as well as Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.

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Photo by Dylan Chandler