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Barrow Street

 
 
Barrow Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
1. Barrow Street Marker
Inscription. Named after Thomas Barrow, an artist who in 1807 drew a picture of Trinity Church that received wide circulation as a print. Trinity Church was a large landowner of property in Greenwich Village due to a land grant from Queen Ann[e]. The street was known as Reason Street, in honor of Tom Paine’s ‘The Age of Reason”. Paine died at nearby 59 Grove Street, common usage corrupted “Reason” into “Raisin”. Both the church and the community promoted the renaming to Barrow Street.
 
Erected 1979 by Bedford, Barrow, Commerce Block Ass’n.
 
Location. 40° 43.916′ N, 74° 0.304′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Barrow Street and Bedford Street on Barrow Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 56 Barrow Street, New York NY 10014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bedford Street (here, next to this marker); Commerce Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Edna St. Vincent Millay (within shouting distance of this marker); 36 Commerce Street (within shouting distance of this marker);
Barrow Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
2. Barrow Street Marker
The marker is on the right side of the corner of the building.
38 Commerce Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 70 Bedford Street (within shouting distance of this marker); James Vandenburgh’s Home (within shouting distance of this marker); No. 48 Commerce Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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Barrow Street image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 20, 2012
3. Barrow Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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