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McKim, Mead & White on Avenue D

…unassuming buildings with unexpected history. Yet how unusual to see them hired to do repair work on a building after it suffered fire damage. Stanford White was listed as project…

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E.B. White and his Greenwich Village

…couple more successful submissions by White to the magazine, its literary editor, Katharine Angell recommended to editor-in-chief and founder Harold Ross that White be hired as a staff writer. White

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White Brick in the South Village

101-103 Thompson Street Thinking of white glazed brick buildings can conjure images of boxy post-war high rises on the Upper East Side, but almost fifty years before they came into…

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Greenwich Village at the White House

…Museum.  But it used to have a home in the White House. Here’s the story of how Christopher Street and Greenwich Village made it into the nation’s First Home. In 1933,…

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Washington’s Arch

…the bill and brought on Stanford White, of the famous firm of McKim, Mead, and White, to create the design. The arch spanned 5th Avenue just north of Washington Square….

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31 Literary Icons of Greenwich Village

…Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). 28. E.B. White, 16 East 8th Street and 112 West 13th Street Elwyn Brooks White famed author of the children’s novels Stuart Little and Charlotte’s Web lived in Greenwich Village…

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Voting Rights For All? 1624-1870

…all men are created equal, so all white and black men could vote, right? Unfortunately, no. Not even all white men could vote. It depended on the state, but the…

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Judson Memorial Church: 2011 Village Awardee

…limestone, and terra-cotta façade of Judson Memorial Church at 55 Washington Square South, designed by Stanford White, of McKim, Mead, & White and completed in 1893, remains defiantly and elegantly…

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On This Day: Washington Square Arch

…Square Arch was dedicated. The above image shows what the arch looked like that year. Designed by Stanford White of McKim, Meade & White, the arch has become one of…

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What happened on this day in 1789?

…Arch. www.washingtonsquarenyc.org According to the New York City Parks Department, the “marble Washington Arch, designed by noted architect Stanford White, was built between 1890-1892 and replaced a wooden arch erected…

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Prohibition Hits The Village

…ale. You may order it either dark or light. White Horse Tavern 567 Hudson Street The White Horse Tavern © Estate of Fred W. McDarrah This West Village haunt opened…

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Rock On, Fillmore East!

…Doors playing with a Joshua Light Show display behind them. Photo care of Joshua White It was a place to catch an amazing concert: the early show was rocking, the…

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Recladding & Reevaluating

…large mid-century white-brick apartment building at 2 Fifth Avenue, just north Washington Square Park. Although decidedly more modern than the historic nineteenth century townhouses in the area, the application to…

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Greenwich Village Generals

…of Washington’s inauguration, which took place at Federal Hall here in New York when our city was, briefly, the nation’s capitol. The architect Stanford White modeled both structures on the…

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Architecture of the Spirit

…that features a magnificent 1880’s interior designed by Stanford White. You can read the all about the history of the church in the State & National Register report. St. Mark’s…

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An Eye-Popping View of Our Gilded Past

…designed by Stanford White, was erected in 1892.” Stereographs are cards that contain two almost identical images side by side. When you view them through a device called a stereoscope,…

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Who is King Juan Carlos I of Spain?

…Spain Center was inaugurated. It promised to be the most comprehensive university-based resource of its sort. Housed in Judson Hall, the Washington Square Park landmark building designed by Stanford White,…

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Celebrating Immigration in Greenwich Village

…societies specifically, reinforcing these sites as political places. For instance, in the mid-20th century, Whitey Munson, the grandfather of the longtime owner of the White Horse Tavern, James Munson, was a boss…

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James Baldwin and His Greenwich Village

…Next Time.” The American Negro author deals with negro-white tensions in the United States and describes the anti-white Black Muslim movement and its origins in Negro bitterness and resentment over…

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What Style Is It? Greek Revival Edition

…details as taenia (or ribbon) molding, keystoned windows at the white marble bases, and white marble stoops with massive white marble balustrades leading up to free-standing white marble porches with…

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Welcome to NYC, Dylan Thomas

…compassion and violence, made his readings in the United States a success. However, during his tours, he drank recklessly. In 1953, he collapsed after drinking 18 whiskeys at the White

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Haunted Greenwich Village

…up to Halloween.   White Horse Tavern White Horse Tavern and Dylan Thomas. Photo courtesy of newyork.com. Located in the West Village and billed as the “2nd oldest continuously run…

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Sonia Sotomayor

…membership of the court had been all white and male, and until 1981 the court had been all male. Prior to Sotomayor, only two non-white justices, Thurgood Marshall and Clarence…

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The Origins of Historic Preservation in Academia

…and state historic preservation offices. Secondly, the National Trust for Historic Preservation approved The Whitehill Report on Professional and Public Education for Historic Preservation in October, 1968. The Whitehill committee…

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