APPROVED at the 05/22/2012 LPC public hearing
This application is now closed

Greenwich Village Historic District
Between 5th and 6th Avenues

From the LPC agenda: A Greek Revival style row house built in 1844-45. Application is to replace windows.

From the Community Board 2 public hearing.

Also check Get Involved/Hearing Times section below for scheduled CB2 and LPC hearing times and locations.

LATEST NEWS As of 5/22/12: The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to approve this application at the May 22nd public hearing. This application is now closed.

As of 5/16/12:
Community Board 2 heard this application on May 14th. It is next scheduled for a public hearing at the Landmarks Preservation Commission on May 22nd. Public testimony welcome.

As of 5/9/12: This application is scheduled to be heard for the first time at Community Board 2 on May 14th. Public testimony welcome.

1) Receive updates by email
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2) Attend and speak at the Community Board 2 (CB2) public hearing
When:  Monday, May 14, 2012 at 6:30pm
Where: Our Lady of Pompei Church, 25 Carmine Street, Father Demo Hall

*As this information is subject to change, please visit the community board’s website for the latest available agenda.* This application is scheduled to be shown publicly for the first time at CB2‚Ä≤s Landmarks & Public Aesthetics Committee public hearing. Public attendance and testimony are welcome (note: this will be the first opportunity for the public to comment on this application).

3) Attend and speak at the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) public hearing
When: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at time TBD (see info below)**
Where: 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor, public hearing room

**Please check the Commission’s agenda the Friday afternoon before the public hearing to see the approximate time that this application is scheduled to be heard. Please note that items can sometimes be postponed (laid over) to a future date.** At this hearing, the Commission will officially vote to approve or deny the application, or ask that the applicant return at a later date with revisions. Public attendance and testimony are welcome (note: this will most likely be the last opportunity for public comment on this application).

4) Email the Community Board or the Landmarks Preservation Commission
If you cannot attend the public hearings but would still like to comment, please click here to contact the Community Board or the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Be sure to send them your comments before the hearing dates indicated above.


From the Greenwich Village Historic District Designation Report, published by the LPC in 1969:

This row of seven elegant brick Greek. Revival town houses was
built for Henry Brevoort, Jr.,  in 1844-45. Five were gifts to his
five daughters, and this broke up the remainder of the old Brevoort
Farm. No. 20 remains virtually unaltered from its original appearance.
The attractive wrought ironwork of the stoop and yard railings and
the cast iron railings of the floor-length drawing room windows are the
originals. The muntined windows of the low attic appear unchanged at
the third floor, and the dentiled roof cornice is the original. A
fourth floor studio has been added, but it has been set back so as not
to minimize the beauty of the cornice. The rusticated basement, such
as may be still seen at No. 14, has been smooth-stuccoed.

The ironwork for this entire row is an exceptionally well preserved
example typical of the late Greek Revival period. The yard and stoop
railings display decorative castings at the base, and the drawing room
window railings have a diamond-shaped central field with border. The
original doorways with sloping or battered sides and “eared” frames at
the top, surmounted by a cornice, may still be seen at Nos. 14, 16 and
20. The doors with their pilastered frames, sidelights, and transoms
are but little altered.

Nos. 14 and 18 were later “Federalized” by the addition of swagged
stone panels above the first floor doors and windows and, in the case
of No. 18, by the substitution of a simple round-arched brick doorway
for the one with Greek pilasters.

It is interesting to note that the original dentiled roof cornice
remains basically intact, except at houses Nos. 18 and 26, and in all
cases the cornice height is the same, giving the row a unified appearance.
This has been achieved despite the raising of most of the attic
windows to a height desired in the Twentieth Century. No. 22, although
remodeled with a white brick front, retains its attic window openings
and dentiled roof cornice. The wood sash has been replaced by steel
casements, yet the ironwork at the front remains intact. The doorway
is the original with a door of a later period. This is the only house
in this row in which the first floor windowsills have been raised.
Nos. 24 and 26 have been remodeled to provide basement entrances, but
have retained much of their original appearance. Nos. 14, 18, and
24 are the only ones to retain the rustication of their stone basements.
No. 24 retains its floor-length parlor story windows with handsome cast
iron railings and a third one added, replacing the former front door.