To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the landmark designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District on April 29, 1969, Village Preservation has released an online map and tour of the district. The online tour shows each and every one of the over 2,200 buildings in the district as they looked in 1969 and today.
Navigating the map will show you, among other highlights
- Immigration landmarks
- Places where the course of history changed
- Homes of transformative women
- Most charming spots
- Homes of champions of social change
- Homes of great artists
- Homes of great writers
- Houses with dormers
- Origins of street names
- Edward Hopper’s Greenwich Village
The Greenwich Village Historic District is one of the city’s oldest landmarked districts and still its largest, covering over a hundred blocks. Village Preservation, founded in 1980 as a caretaker for the district, is now working to preserve the architecture, culture, small businesses, and arts groups of all of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and Noho. Village Preservation has been leading a year-long 50th anniversary celebration, with tours, lectures, performances, open houses, and a celebration in Washington Square. The interactive online mapping tool released today has over 1,000 entries on it, with more images, tours, and information to be added throughout the year.
“The Greenwich Village Historic District is one of the most historically, culturally, and architecturally rich places on earth, and we hope this new tool will allow native New Yorkers and people across the globe to engage with and appreciate the tremendous resource it provides. Few places in the world have been the home to so many great artists, writers, thinkers, and advocates for social change, have witnessed so many trailblazing events in history, and contain so much charming and historic architecture,” said Village Preservation Executive Director Andrew Berman in a statement. Since its founding in 1980, Village Preservation has succeeded in securing landmark designation of more than 1,250 buildings, including 11 historic districts and historic district extensions beyond the original Greenwich Village Historic District.
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