Corner (197 3rd Ave): At 30 stories, the tallest
thing in the neighborhood.
206: This building was the home of
Norman Thomas (1923-39) during his first
three (of six) runs for president. Like 208
and 210, it was built c. 1850.
212: This house was built for
Dodge, a founder of the Phelps Dodge copper company
and a supporter of the YMCA, around 1849-50.
214-216: These Greek Revival houses,
from 1842-43, are the oldest in the
Square Historic District. They were also built for
William Dodge, who has a statue in Bryant Park.
218: This four-story Italianate house was
built c. 1856-57. It now houses the Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation,
a progressive philanthropy.
220-226: These narrow, four-story Italianate
brick houses went up in 1869.
228-234: Built c. 1850 with mixed Italianate
and Greek Revival features.
Rutherford Place Apartments
Corner (303-305 2nd Ave): Was New York Lying-In
Hospital (1899); in the early 20th Century, 60 percent of all
NYC hospital births were here. (Check out the
dancing babies on the facade.) Wesley Snipes, Judd Nelson
and David Lee Roth have all called this their home.