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134 Charles Street

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 30, 2018
1. 134 Charles Street Marker
Inscription. The lower two stories of this factory structure were built in 1911-12 to the design of Van Vleck & Goldsmith for the American Railway Supply Co., a brass tags manufacturing firm. The company was located in this building until at least 1945. American Railway was selected in 1932 to supply the "buttons and lapel insignia for employees and badges for motormen, conductors, guards and porters” of New York's subway system. The Partition Servicing Co., manufacturer of metal partitions and metal badge stampers, acquired the building in 1938. The building was converted in 1965 into an art gallery and residence for Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., the automobile heir, who was also a leading art and artifacts collector. At the time of the sale of his $100,000 stamp collection in 1967, the New York Times mentioned that the sale was consummated in a hideaway office Mr. Chrysler maintains in New York.” Chrysler sold the property in 1973 to Alan Greenberg, the owner of an antiques business on Bleecker Street. One of the later owners was the artist Jennifer Bartlett. A third story was added to the structure by architect Victor Caliandro in 1989.

Excerpt from:
New York City
Landmarks Preservation Commission
Greenwich Village Historic District Extension
Designation Report - May 2, 2006
 
Location.

134 Charles Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 30, 2018
2. 134 Charles Street Marker
40° 44.049′ N, 74° 0.47′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Charles Street west of Greenwich Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 134 Charles Street, New York NY 10014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greenwich Village Historic District (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marquis de Lafayette (about 700 feet away); St. Luke's Chapel (about 700 feet away); Hart Crane (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bedford Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sinclair Lewis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barrow Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woody Guthrie (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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