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LGBT History and 186 Spring Street

In light of demolition plans that GVSHP uncovered for the Federal row house at 186 Spring Street, we recently discovered an incredible bit of history about the building. If surviving…

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Revealing LGBTQ+ History on Spring Street

…a years-long campaign by Village Preservation. 186 Spring Street Though now also situated within the Sullivan-Thompson Historic District, this lot to the east of 190 Spring Street unfortunately suffered a…

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Historic Senate Vote Had Roots in Village House

…see more at http://www.gvshp.org/_gvshp/preservation/186_spring/186-spring-08-23-12.htm. While the LGBT rights movement has made tremendous progress in the decades since 186 Spring Street was a nexus of such groundbreaking activity, the history and…

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Historic Court Decision Had Roots in Village House

…Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club is named in his honor. Press conference in 2012 seeking to save 186 Spring Street — see more at http://www.gvshp.org/_gvshp/preservation/186_spring/186-spring-08-23-12.htm. While the LGBT rights movement…

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Today in 1860: Lincoln and the Village

…Lincoln Portrait, 1860 (courtesy of the Library of Congress). Below: Mathew Brady, 1865 (courtesy of NYU’s Archives and Public History website) The portrait of Lincoln served a key role in…

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Documenting the Fight

Jim Owles, a resident of 186 Spring Street was the first openly-gay candidate for public office in New York City, here in front of a campaign banner in 1973. Image…

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Lincoln and Memorial Day

…American Civil War between 1861 and 1865. Greenwich Village witnessed memorable moments from the Civil War years including the Great Union Meeting in Union Square on April 20, 1861, the…

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From the Archives … The Old Pear Tree

…first set were printed from 1841/2 to 1866, until David Valentine’s death, and again from 1868-1870 under successive City clerks. The second series were printed by Henry Collins Brown, founder…

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Village Firehouses Past and Present

…built in 1852, before there even was an organized Fire Department of New York. On July 31, 1865, the city created the Metropolitan Fire Department (MFD) and opened its first…

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Celebrating Flag Day!

…our neighborhood, city, and country’s history: 1863-1865 The flag in this image of Bleecker and Carmine Street actually helped us solve the mystery of when and where this picture was…

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Hudson Square Rezoning and the South Village

…the historic buildings have already been lost to development, such as the Tunnel Garage and  186 Spring Street. This area contains historically significant buildings including St. Anthony of Padua, the oldest extant Italian-American Church…

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June is Gay Pride Month

…Remember the Losses: In our recent past we’ve lost people and places we should never forget. Read more about 186 Spring Street, a nearly 200 year old house the City…

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Saving the South Village — ‘Seven to Save’

…of the historic buildings have already been lost to development, such as the Tunnel Garage and  186 Spring Street. This area contains historically significant buildings including St. Anthony of Padua Church, the oldest extant…

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The Legacy of the Stonewall Riots

…We have lost many historic historic sites that played important roles in LGBT history, including the Oscar Wilde Bookshop, St. Vincent’s Hospital, and 186 Spring Street, and are fighting hard to…

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Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln!

…day in 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky.  Serving as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861, until his assassination in 1865, Lincoln most famously…

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Map It! Manhattan Street

Manhattan Street in 1861. Major & Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing & Lithographic Co. Published in 1864. Source: New York Public Library Last month reader Mike commented on our Lewis Street post…

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Where Was Laura Keene’s Theatre?

“Interior of Laura Keene’s New Theatre, Broadway, New York,” December 13, 1856. Source: NYPL. Laura Keene, c. 1860. Source: NYPL. In remembering the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln assassination, the…

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Landmarks50: 4 St. Mark’s Place

…building for the next nine years. From 1843-1863 the building was owned by oil and candle merchants Isaac C. Van Wyck and his son Cornelius. From 1863-1903 it was owned…

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Union Square: Activism by Design

…a space where mass demonstrations, rallies and protests took place. The Union Mass Meeting in Union Square New York. April 20, 1861. Illustration from NYPL. The above illustration displays a…

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