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200 Years & Counting

206-8 Bowery

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, July 19, 2016
1. 200 Years & Counting Marker
Inscription.  Remarkably surviving for over 200 years, 206 Bowery is one of the few row houses on the Bowery that still retains most of its Federal style characteristics, including its 2 ½-story height, 3-bay width, gambrel roof and pair of gable dormers. Its walls are one-foot thick and laid with Flemish-bond brickwork over a stone foundation.

In the early 19th Century, many residents, especially butchers, moved from lower Manhattan to this portion of the Bowery, which was being improved by digging out the roadbed, laying sidewalk stones and installing gaslights. John Brown and his wife, Lydia, lived here and operated John Brown’s Porterhouse, a tavern serving area butchers in the adjoining 208 Bowery, which before alterations looked very much like its intact neighbor. 208 later became the popular Wood’s Photography Studio, which attracted sharpshooter legend Annie Oakley.

-Mitchell Grubler, Chair, Landmarks Committee, Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
 
Erected 2016 by Bowery Alliance of Neighbors.
 
Location. 40° 43.295′ N, 73° 
200 Years & Counting Marker site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2017
2. 200 Years & Counting Marker site
206 & 208 Bowery, center buildings, 2017
204, left, was also part of the row.
59.626′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Bowery and Rivington Street, on the right when traveling south on Bowery. 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 marker. Longest-Running Catalogue In America (within shouting distance of this marker); Italian Renaissance Palazzo On Bowery (within shouting distance of this marker); “Big Tim” Sullivan’s Clubhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); A Bowery Flop (within shouting distance of this marker); From Making Money To Making Art (within shouting distance of this marker); Yiddish Theatre’s 1st American Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace Of Vaudeville? (within shouting distance of this marker); Incubator For Art (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. One of more than sixty entries in the “Windows on the Bowery” series.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Inset image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 19, 2016
3. Inset
1939 Tax Photo
Inset image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 19, 2016
4. Inset
Annie Oakley and a John Wood business card
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 9, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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