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MacDougal-Sullivan Gardens Historic District

 
 
MacDougal-Sullivan Gardens Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, January 19, 2014
1. MacDougal-Sullivan Gardens Historic District Marker
The most mistreated marker I've encountered. The district is so small, both the text and map fit on the same side.
Inscription.  This block is a pioneering effort at urban renewal made in the early 1920’s by William Slone Coffin, heir to the W&J Sloane Furniture Company. To attract middle-class professionals, he renovated brick row houses built in the 1840’s and 1850’s and created a private community garden with low-walled plots opening into a central mall enclosed by their houses.
Grants for this project were provided by:
The Gannett Foundation
Two anonymous benefactors
 
Erected by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
 
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 40° 43.723′ N, 74° 0.089′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on MacDougal Street near Bleeker Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Varèse House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the San Remo Café (1925 - 1967) (within shouting distance of this marker); Playground of the Americas
MacDougal-Sullivan Gardens Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, January 19, 2014
2. MacDougal-Sullivan Gardens Historic District
The MacDougal Street side
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Minetta Triangle (about 500 feet away); Sir Winston Churchill Square (about 500 feet away); St. Anthony of Padua Church (about 500 feet away); The Church of Saint Alphonsus (about 500 feet away); Mascha Kaleko (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
MacDougal-Sullivan Gardens Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 25, 2015
3. MacDougal-Sullivan Gardens Historic District
The Sullivan Street side
MacDougal-Sullivan Gardens Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Google Earth, January 1, 4501
4. MacDougal-Sullivan Gardens Historic District
The buildings and the central mall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 17, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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