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27 Cooper Square

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, March 27, 2019
1. 27 Cooper Square Marker
Inscription.  In the 1960ís, this 1845 former rooming house became a laboratory for artistic, literary and political currents. Writers LeRoi Jones (later Amiri Baraka) and Hettie Jones, their Yugen magazine and Toten Press, musician Archie Shepp and painter Elizabeth Murray all had homes here. The vacant building was transformed into a vital hub of cultural life, attracting leading figures including those from the Beats and the world of jazz.

Placed by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation with the generous support of the Two Boots Foundation
 
Erected by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation & The Two Boots Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 43.67′ N, 73° 59.458′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Cooper Square/Bowery near East 5th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. 27 Cooper Sq. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hippest Place on Earth (within shouting
27 Cooper Square image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 14, 2016
2. 27 Cooper Square
The marker is blocked by the men on the far right/
distance of this marker); Old Merchants House of New York (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fillmore East Theater (about 500 feet away); Astor Library (about 500 feet away); Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (about 500 feet away); De Vinne Press Building (about 500 feet away); Colonnade Row (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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