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Northern Dispensary (1831), 165 Waverly Place, Greenwich Village, New York, New York | by lumierefl
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Northern Dispensary (1831), 165 Waverly Place, Greenwich Village, New York, New York

two-story vernacular Georgian building erected by lowest bidders, Henry Bayard, carpenter, and John C. Tucker, Mason • third floor added, 1854 • cornice and sheet metal lintels also additions • founded 1827 • Edgar Allen Poe briefly lived a few doors down with his 13-year-old wife, Virginia, at 137 Waverly Place, and is said to have been treated for head cold here, 1837 • author Artemus Ward and opera singer Jenny Lind were lifetime Dispensary members • building's deed restricts tenants to use it to help the needy poor • free medical, treatment available here, 1831-1989 • triangular building has one side on two streets, Christopher and Grove Streets, and two sides on one street, Waverly Place

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Taken on January 6, 2010