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New Image Collections Shows Interiors of One of Our Most Intriguing Houses, and the Village in the 1960s

We’re proud to share the latest additions to our historic image archive, both donated by photographer Pryor Dodge

The first shows the stunning interiors of 52 West 9th Street, the home and studio of his grandfather, renowned muralist William de Leftwich Dodge. The elder Dodge raised the roof of the house for his studio as so many artists in Greenwich Village did in the early 20th century, added the atelier windows with balcony, and attached the two medallions. William died in 1935 and it’s possible the photos were taken that year.

The second collection Pryor Dodge himself took in the 1960s, and show an amazing array of images of Greenwich Village, the Bowery, and other sites in our neighborhood during that heady time. See children playing, musicians performing, and the Jefferson Market Library taking shape.

Have old pictures of the neighborhood you’d like to share or donate? Contact info@villagepreservation.org.

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