Walk 7: West Village


This is the story of two seperate neighborhoods--Washington Square and Greenwich Village. Washington Square, like the East Village, first developed as a residential area for wealthy families; professional artists moved into the area in the second half of the 19th century. We then walk to the area south of the square to see a second-rate genteel neighborhood with international influences.Finally we cross Sixth Avenue and enter Greenwich Village which was first a summer colony before it became a working-class neighborhood.

The Row, 1-13 Washington Square North [1832-3]
Washington Square Arch, McKim Mead & White [1891]
New York University Main Building, 100 Washington Square, Alfred Zucker [1892-95]
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, Philip Johnson & Richard Foster [1968-72]
Judson Memorial Baptist Church, 55 Washington Square, Stanford White of McKim Mead & White [1892]
Hagop Kervorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, Philip Johnson & Richard Foster [1970-72]
Mills Hotel, 160 Bleecker St., Ernest Flagg, architect; Darius Ogden Mills, developer [1896]
Father Demo Square, Minetta Lane & 6th Avenue, Frank Rogers [1976]
Our Lady of Pompeii Church [1928]
# 7 Leroy Street [1830s]
#23 Leroy Street [1870s]
#6 St. Luke's Place [1851-54]
The Archives, 666 Greenwich Street, Willoughby J. Edbrooke, William Martin Aiken, James Knox Taylor [1892-99]
Church of St. Luke-in-the-Fields, 485 Hudson Street, James N. Wells, builder [1821]
#4 -10 Grove Street, James N. Wells, builder [1825-34]
Grove Court, between 10 & 12 Grove Street, [1853-4]
#14-16 Grove Street, builders: Samuel Winant & John Degraw [1840s]
#17 Grove Street [1822, 3rd fl. 1870]
#102 Bedford Street, [1835]

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