#17 Grove Street
#17 Grove Street [1822, 3rd floor 1870]

One of the few remaining wood-framed houses in New York, this residence is also the most complete example of a wood-framed house in Greenwich Village. The residence was built for William Hyde, a window sash maker, whose shop was located in the attached structure at 100 Bedford Street. The residence also indicates the rising value of real estate in the West Village as it started to be transformed from a resort area to a residential district in the early 19th century. Originally bought for $100 in 1820, the same lot was appraised for $700 just 13 years later.