Sorting the Henrys:
The Brevoorts and Greenwich Village
The Brevoort name has been long been linked with stories of Greenwich Village development. Among the many Henrys in the family, one supposedly irascible gentleman with a menagerie is often credited with using inventive means to stop the progress of Eleventh Street between Broadway and Fourth Avenue. Another Henry brings tales of hobnobbing with authors, building a fabulous mansion, throwing an extravagant ball and leaving behind a legacy of rowhouses on Eleventh Street.
Join Susan De Vries, Director of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and former Village Preservation staff member to explore the intriguing myths and tales of the farmland, mansions and rowhouses of the Brevoort family in early 19th century Greenwich Village.
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013
- 6:30 pm
Baha’i NYC Center, 53 East 11th Street