Justus H. Schwab, 1847-1900
An extraordinary figure in the socialist and anarchist movement of the late 19th century, German-born Justus H. Schwab lived with his family and operated a saloon at 50 East 1st Street for nearly 30 tears.
Schwab’s saloon was an epicenter for social radicalism and was frequented by anarchist Emma Goldman and writer Ambrose Bierce among many others. Schwab contributed significantly to the reputation of the Lower east Side and present-day East Village as a center of transformative social and political movements.
Placed by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
with the generous support of the Two Boots Foundation
Erected by Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.
Location. 40° 43.439′ N, 73° 59.375′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East First Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 East 1st Street, New York NY 10003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York City Marble Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker);
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