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Entrance, 28 West 10th Street (1856), Greenwich Village, New York | by Spencer Means
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Entrance, 28 West 10th Street (1856), Greenwich Village, New York

The townhouses of English Terrace Row, Nos. 20-38 West 10th Street, were purportedly designed by architect James Renwick, who also (in fact) designed Grace Church and St Patrick's Cathedral. Nos. 20-36 were built in 1856, with No. 38 completed in 1858. They are sometimes referred to as "Renwick Row."

 

Surrealist Marcel Duchamp moved to No. 28 in the late 1950s to be near the Marshall Chess Club across the street; the same house was earlier lived in by detective novelist Dashiell Hammett (1947-52)--an occupation interrupted by his 1951 prison term for refusing to "name names" during the McCarthy Communist witch hunt.

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Taken on March 26, 2016