Preserving History on Bleecker Street
A visit to Carroll Place, the former home of Kenny’s Castaways
When the owners of Carroll Place (the original 1830s name for this section of Bleecker Street) began renovating the space for their new restaurant, they were astounded to find artifacts from the early 1830s buried under the basement. They knew that this location had been the legendary music venue Kenny’s Castaways from 1976 to 2012, but there is much more history in this building.
Historian and ‘digger’ Scott Jordan was brought in. Glass bottles, personal items, and earthenware were excavated and are now on display. Wood beams have been creatively preserved as an outstanding example of adaptive re-use.
Carroll Place owner Sergio Riva and Scott Jordan will take us on a tour of this historic location and present a talk about the amazing discoveries and the importance of saving our history.
- Tuesday, September 29, 2015
- 6:00 pm
Carroll Place, 157 Bleecker Street, between Sullivan and Thompson Streets