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St. John's Lutheran Church - 81 Christopher Street
The elaborate decorations surrounding the half-round window in the pediment--called a lunette--are 1886 additions. In 1821 it would still be several years before Greenwich Village experienced a major population boom.  Nevertheless that year an architectural...
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The 1902 James J. Hill Mansion - 8 East 65th Street
On July 13, 1900 the architectural firm of Hiss & Weekes filed plans for two side-by-side mansions at Nos. 6 and 8 East 65th Street for millionaire William H. Bliss.  No. 8, at 43 feet wide, would be nearly twice the width of its neighbor.  The plans projec...
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The 1922 Wood, Dolson & Co. Building - 2091 Broadway
Business was such in 1922 that the real estate firm Wood, Dolson & Co. required increased office space.  Frederick R. Wood founded the firm just after the turn of the century as F. R. Wood & Co., and around 1912 took William Hamilton Dolson as a partner.  A...
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The Lost H. Gregory House - No. 821 Broadway
When this photo was taken around 1897, Duque gave 10-day photography instruction in the attic.  Tailors Abeles & Farian would soon be gone from the second floor.  from the collection of the New-York Historical Society. By 1832 New York City had expanded nor...
The Lost H. Gregory House - No. 821 Broadway
The Lost H. Gregory House - No. 821 Broadway
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The 1855 Thomas Galwey House - 48 West 20th Street
In the decade before the outbreak of Civil War lavish brownstone homes lined the block of West 20th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.  Begun in 1854, the 25-foot wide Italianate style row house at No. 48 was completed the following year.  The upscale...
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The 1874 Michael Puels Building - 285 Bleecker Street
In the spring of 1874 38-year old butcher Michael Puels embarked on an ambitious project.  Born in Bavaria, he had garnered enough money to acquire the 25-foot wide building at No. 285 Bleecker Street.  Now he envisioned a five-story building which would no...
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Isaac Duckworth's 1868 54 Lispenard Street
Louis Duhain, Jr. was born in 1829 in "a hotel then standing at Bowling Green," according to the  New-York Tribune.    After being  educated in Richmond, Virginia he joined his father's artificial flower and millinery feathers importing business. Following ...
Isaac Duckworth's 1868 54 Lispenard Street
Isaac Duckworth's 1868 54 Lispenard Street
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The Philip Green Gossler House - 14 East 65th Street
In January 1904 The Canadian Electrical News reported that Philip Green Gossler had resigned as general superintendent of the Montreal Light, Heat & Power Company to accept the position of general manager of J. G. White & Company, electrical engineers in Ne...
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Fraternal Twins - 127 and 129 West 95th Stret
Painted white today, the stonework originally matched that of its neighbors. In the summer of 1886 developer Charles A. Bouton embarked on a project of six rowhouses on West 95th Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.  His choice of architects was ...
Fraternal Twins - 127 and 129 West 95th Stret
Fraternal Twins - 127 and 129 West 95th Stret
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The Lost Henry Remsen Mansion - Cherry & Clinton Streets
Artist Calvin Pollard recalled the Remsen Mansion in this watercolor done around 1843.  from the collection of the New- York  Historical Society. In the first years after the Revolution Cherry Street rivaled Broadway as the city's most fashionable residenti...
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