Plaque Unveiled for 128 East 13th Street with Frank Stella and the Whitney Museum

Frank Stella plaque and 128 East 13th Street

We were honored to be joined this Monday by artist Frank Stella and Whitney Museum Director Adam Weinberg for the unveiling of our 18th plaque on 128 East 13th Street. Built in 1903 as a horse auction mart for the likes of the Vanderbilts, Delanos, and Belmonts (and believed to be the last such intact building surviving in New York City), the building later served as a women’s assembly-line training center during World War II, and from 1978 to 2005 as the studio of artist Frank Stella, who created many of his most renowned works from this location. Village Preservation saved the building from demolition after a six-year landmarking campaign. Stella and Weinberg recounted both the artist and the building’s history, and had a fascinating conversation about this building’s role in Stella’s life and work.

Visit Village Preservation’s website to learn more about all our historic plaques, marking sites that housed great figures including James Baldwin, Jane Jacobs, Lorraine Hansberry, Martha Graham, LeRoi and Hettie Jones, and many more.

November 13, 2021