Corner (180 Varick): A 17-story commercial building
from 1929 that's home to a number of
architectural and design firms,
including 2x4, MASS.com, Michael Sorkin Studio/Terreform, Hargreaves Associates, MESH Architectures and Thomas Phifer & Partners.
51-53: These townhouses, now demolished , were turned into an art school and daycare center for the children of Italian immigrants in the early 20th
43: The Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District begins here on this side of the street, preserving a long string of townhouses that date from the 1820s and 1840s.
39: Along with No. 37 next door,
called the best examples of the district's
architecture by the AIA Guide. Mary Travers grew up
at this address in the 1940s and early '50s. Actor Linda
Hunt lived here in the 1980s.
37: This building housed the Monticello
Club, a Tammany clubhouse where patronage was dispensed
and vote fraud was boasted of. In 2004, it was (re)purchased by
Trinity Church to serve as a home for its rector.
29: The Landmarks Commission called this townhouse
"a perfect example of the simple 'genteel' house of the Federal
25: The Landmarks Commission called this "a rare survivor of its period and neighborhood," complete with
stable-turned-residence in the back. Edna Saint-Vincent Millay lived here in 1918, when she wrote many of her best works.
23: Has a striking oval window over its door.
15-21: These houses were built in Greek Revival
style after the Federal style originals were destroyed in
an 1840 fire. Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker
lived at No. 17 in the 1990s, moving out in 2002.
11: Once a twin townhouses at 11-13, the buildings were gutted, refaced with tan brick and given an
extra story--and a single address. In 1911, before all this,
11 was the home of Daisy Lopez Fitze, a Triangle Shirtwaist Fire victim--she died of injuries suffered when she
jumped nine stories into a net.
9 (corner): Last of the block's line
of protected rowhouses. The rest of the block was
torn down when 6th Avenue was pushed through the South Village.
Composer Aaron Copeland lived at this address in 1951--in the
rear part, which was once a free-standing carriage house.
Actor Fred Gwynne, best known for his Herman Munster character,
lived here in the 1980s.
3: Rev. Samuel H. Cox's house at this
address was looted by a racist mob
on July 10, 1834, outraged by his observation that Jesus "was a colored man." Cox soon moved upstate to teach theology.
1: Clement Clark Moore, who is credited
with but probably did not write "A Visit From St. Nicholas,"
lived at this address with his wife and nine children. Torn
down for 6th Avenue.