(l. to r.) 122, 120, 114-118, 112, and 106-108 East 13th Street, and 127-135 Fourth Avenue. These structures date from the late 19th through the early 20th centuries, and include commerical/industrial buildings since converted to residences, altered early row houses, and an early New York City firehouse that suffered some of the worst losses on September 11, 2001. These buildings have served as the homes of prominent writers, activists, and actors, and were the site of profound early innovations in American commerce.

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Photos by Dylan Chandler