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NYC - Greenwich Village: 18 West 11th Street | by wallyg
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NYC - Greenwich Village: 18 West 11th Street

This modern-looking, odd-angled house was originally built in 1845, one of four houses on the block built by Henry Brevoort Jr. for his children. It was later the home of Charles Merrill (of Merrill Lynch), whose son, the poet James Merrill, was born here. In 1970, it was a hideout for the radical Weathermen group (including Kathy Boudin), who were using it as a bomb factory. On March 6, 1970, 60 sticks of dynamite accidentally exploded, killing three group members and virtually destroying the house. It was rebuilt in modernist style in 1978.

 

Dustin Hoffman lived next door at No. 16 and witnessed the Weatherman explosion.

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Taken on January 27, 2007