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36 Commerce Street

 
 
36 Commerce Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
1. 36 Commerce Street Marker
Inscription. This three-story brick house was built in 1841 for Alexander McLachlan, the owner of a brewery at No. 38 on land originally part of the Hendricks-Gomez property. In the 1920’s, when the brewery became the Cherry Lane Theater, this house was part of an artist and writer community that included the houses on the south side of Commerce St. to the theater and the west side of Bedford St. through No. 73. These houses shared a rear courtyard while heat and hot water were piped from a furnace located at No. 34. Today, this house has its own small garden surrounded by the theater’s backstage buildings. The stoop, removed by McLachlan after the house’s construction, was replaced in 1996. The house retains its handsome wood roof cornice, typical of the houses of the Greek Revival period.
 
Erected 2000 by Bedford, Barrow, Commerce Block Ass’n.
 
Location. 40° 43.884′ N, 74° 0.318′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Commerce Street. Click for map. This marker is located in Greenwich Village. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36 Commerce Street, New York NY 10014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 38 Commerce Street (a few steps from this marker); Edna St. Vincent Millay
36 Commerce Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
2. 36 Commerce Street Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); No. 48 Commerce Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Commerce Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 70 Bedford Street (within shouting distance of this marker); James Vandenburgh’s Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Barrow Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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