Tag: Jefferson Market Courthouse

Stanford White’s Murder and the “The Trial of the Century”

Architect Stanford White designed many of New York City’s most beautiful Gilded Age buildings, including the Washington Square Arch and Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village and NoHo’s Cable Building, as well as other landmarks like the Players Club, the

Calvert Vaux and the Village

Calvert Vaux, one of the most prolific and influential architects in the United States during the second half of the 19th century, was born on December 20, 1824, in London, England. Best known in New York City as the co-designer

April 19, 1927: Mae West Sentenced on Morals Charges at Jefferson Market Courthouse

“Miss West, are you trying to show contempt for this court?” “On the contrary, your Honor,” Mae sweetly responded. “I was doin’ my best to conceal it.” Known for her easy, breezy banter, laden with double entendre, Mae West was

Nineteenth Century Dwelling Houses of Greenwich Village

GVSHP has now made available on our website a classic preservation and architectural history resource — the booklet Nineteenth Century Dwelling Houses of Greenwich Village produced by the Association of Village Homeowners in 1968 and reprinted in 1969.  You can view it

Jefferson Market Garden Party

GVSHP holds events with the Jefferson Market Library and the Jefferson Market Garden several times per year, most recently a members only tour, our program marking the 50th Anniversary of the Sip-In at Julius’ (See photos here and video here), and Contemporary

Early Preservation and the Jefferson Market Library

GVSHP Board of Advisors member Carol Greitzer was very active in the early preservation movement of the 1960’s.  A female Democratic District leader in the Village in the 1960’s, she served as the Village’s representative on the City Council from

A Half Century Since the Passing of ee cummings

Off the Grid will be going, well, off the grid for the holiday weekend. While we’ll be celebrating the last days of summer, we must note that this Monday not only marks Labor Day, but the 50th anniversary of the

The Jefferson Market Library: A Striking Landmark Shines Again

To those who had grown accustomed to keeping time by glancing at the four-faced clock on the grand tower of the Jefferson Market Library, the past several years have been an adjustment, to say the least. Today, however, we are