Village Preservation is always working hard to document, celebrate, and protect the historic character of our neighborhoods, including the great buildings that make Greenwich Village, NoHo and East Village such wonderful places to live, work and shop. Of course, we’re not always able to save every historic building from demolition, and some disappeared long before we came into existence in 1980. But even those that are long gone, we are often at least possessors of a record of their existence, and it’s important to remember them as well. So today we thought we’d take a look at our historic image archive to see some of the dearly departed buildings whose memory at least we have been able to preserve.
To give you a sense of the breadth of our collection, this is just a fraction of the buildings in there that have been demolished or are shown undergoing demolition. There are hundreds more fascinating historic images taken over many decades in our archive here. It is searchable by keyword, so go and check it out and have fun. And some of the images are for sale, and make a great holiday gift!