37: This 1837 rowhouse is "one of the
best Greek Revival houses in the Village"--AIA Guide.
Allen Hart lived in a
basement apartment here in 1927, working as
a janitor while writing a biography of
Golden Stair Press, founded
by Langston Hughes, Carl Van Vechten and
Prentiss Taylor, opened here in 1931.
A boarding house at this address features in the
Old New York novel The Alienist.
John Dos Passos lived here in 1924-25, working on his novel Manhattan Transfer.
9: Longtime home of James Laughlin,
modernist publisher whose
New Directions imprint featured writers like
Dos Passos, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Tennessee
Williams, Dylan Thomas, etc.
1-7: Crime novelist Patricia Highsmith lived in this building
in 1938-39. It replaced No. 5, where novelist
Willa Cather lived from 1913-27, writing My Antonia, Death Comes for the Archbishop,
A Lost Lady, etc.