Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bedford & Grove [NE Corner] (1936 & 2012)


17 Grove Street was built in 1822 by William Hyde, a prosperous window-sash maker, during a time when Yellow Fever forced city dwellers to flee to the "suburbs" of Greenwich Village. It is one of the few remaining intact wood frame buildings in Manhattan. The third story (and fire escape) was added in 1830. And in 1833, Hyde added the workshop out back. Both are now single-family residences. As you can see, very little has changed since 1936. [1936 photo courtesy of NYPL                         CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE
Here's an interesting shot of the intersection taken by the one-and-only HOILE (@westcoastfan32).

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