New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
81 Barrow Street
This three story brick Italianate house, over a rusticated basement, was erected in 1852-53 by James Vandenbergh, a well-established builder who had been active in the village for several decades and had been the Master Mason in charge of construction at Trinity Church. This house is the lone survivor of a row of three built on trinity Church land. Vandenbergh’s own residence was on the site of the apartment building, No. 79. The house still retains its typical bracketed and paneled roof cornice and Italianate ironwork. At the stoop, the cornices above the parlor floor windows lend a note elegance (sic). This home is the only reminder of an earlier age on the block.
Bedford Barrow Commerce Block Association
Erected by Bedford Barrow Commerce Block Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
Location. 40° 43.892′ N, 74° 0.359′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Barrow Street east of Hudson Street, on the left when traveling westTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 81 Barrow St, New York NY 10014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. No. 48 Commerce Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 38 Commerce Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 36 Commerce Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 4-10 Grove Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bedford Street (about 300 feet away); Edna St. Vincent Millay (about 300 feet away); Commerce Street (about 300 feet away); Barrow Street (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . The 1853 No. 81 Barrow Street. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry (Submitted on December 25, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 25, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.