Justus Schwab Historic Plaque Unveiling & Celebration

Village Preservation is proud to announce the launch of its historic plaque program in partnership with local business Two Boots. Our first historic plaque will be placed on 50 East 1st Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues, the former home of the Justus Schwab (1847 – 1900) Saloon. Schwab was a German immigrant and a radical labor organizer whose saloon was frequented by Emma Goldman and Ambrose Pierce, among many others, and became a magnet for political and social organizing on the Lower East Side.

All are invited to join us for the unveiling and celebration. Festivities will include food and drink provided by Two Boots Pizza and a special performance by folk singer Odetta Hartman.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
6:00 pm

First Street Community Garden,
48 East 1st Street
(between 1st & 2nd Avenues)

See photos from the event