Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation Historical Markers
This series is meant for markers issued by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, either soley by or in conjunction with other individuals or agencies. (Note the markers have also been issued under the name Village Preservation, as well). See Villagepreservation.org for more information.
An extraordinary figure in the socialist and anarchist movement of the late 19th century, German-born Justus H. Schwab lived with his family and operated a saloon at 50 East 1st Street for nearly 30 tears.
Schwab’s saloon was an epicenter for . . . — — Map (db m124737) HM
Frank O’Hara (1926-1966)
The influential American poet Frank O’Hara lived at 441 East Ninth Street from 1959 to 1963. O’Hara was a leading member of the New York School of poetry as well as an accomplished art critic and a curator at the Museum of . . . — — Map (db m124696) HM
Painter, print-maker, and sculptor Frank Stella lived and worked here from 1978 to 2005, in what was originally a horse auction mart for the city’s elite, and then served as a women’s assembly line training center during World War II. Known . . . — — Map (db m200461) HM
Fans of live rock, folk, and blues music streamed through this entrance during the brief but memorable life of the Fillmore East. The great concert promoter Bill Graham brought The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, and many more . . . — — Map (db m148010) HM
This building served as
headquarters for the NAACP and
as the early home of numerous
other progressive, human rights,
and civil liberties organizations.
It also housed W.E.B. Dubois' The
Crisis magazine, a platform for
civil rights . . . — — Map (db m198570) HM
Lorraine Vivian Hansberry
May 19, 1930 – January 2, 1965
112 Waverly Place, Manhattan
The first African-American woman to write a play performed on Broadway, Lorraine Hansberry is best known for A Raisin in the Sun (1959), about . . . — — Map (db m124838) HM
The renowned pioneer of modern dance created radical new dances and rehearsed her company in this building during the 1930s and 40s. Graham also taught in a studio later named in her honor at The New School at 66 West 12th Street. Her dramatic . . . — — Map (db m124839) HM
From 1983 to 1988 renowned artist Jean-Michel Basquiat lived and worked here, a former stable owned by friend and mentor Andy Warhol. Basquiat's paintings and other work established notion of high and low art, race and class, while forging a . . . — — Map (db m125233) HM
In this building, the first female doctor in America, Elizabeth Blackwell, established the first hospital for, staffed, and run by women. The New York Infirmary for Women and Children opened on May 12, 1857, a date which was also the birthday of . . . — — Map (db m125234) HM
Chaim Gross (1904-1991)
From 1963 until his death, the renowned American sculptor Chaim Gross lived and worked here. Born in the Carpathian mountains of Eastern Europe, Gross came to New York City in 1921 and emerged as a pioneer of the direct . . . — — Map (db m124837) HM
In its post-war heyday, the San Remo was a meeting place for an unparalleled array of figures from the Beat movement, the New York School of poets and painters, and The Living Theater.
Regulars included Allen Ginsberg, Dylan Thomas, Jack . . . — — Map (db m106307) HM
Alexander Murray Palmer Haley lived and maintained a writing studio here. Beginning in 1963 he conducted many in-depth interviews with Malcolm X for his first book, The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Published shortly after his assassination in . . . — — Map (db m164430) HM
The great American writer James Baldwin lived in an apartment here from 1958 through 1961. The power and eloquence of Baldwin's varied works impacted ideas about race, class, sexuality, and morality, and played an important role in the civil rights . . . — — Map (db m126178) HM
May 4, 1916 - April 25, 2006
The author and urbanist bought this 1842
rowhouse in 1947 and remained until 1968.
While here, Jacobs helped lead successful
campaigns to ban cars from Washington
Square, to defeat Robert Moses' . . . — — Map (db m198537) HM
On April 21, 1966, members of the Mattachine
Society, a pioneering gay rights organization,
challenged a regulation that prohibited bars from
serving LGBT people by staging a "Sip-In"
at Julius', a bar with a large gay clientele.
With . . . — — Map (db m198561) HM
In 1972, Queens school teacher Jeanne Manford walked alongside her gay son, activist Morty Manford, at the Christopher Street Liberation Day parade, carrying a sign that read, “Parents of Gays: Unite in Support for Our Children.”
The . . . — — Map (db m124815) HM
This complex of buildings was built from c. 1860 to 1934. It served as the home of Bell Telephone Labs (1898 to 1966) where many technological innovations were developed or advanced, including radar, television and video telephones. It re-opened in . . . — — Map (db m133272) HM