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486 Greenwich Street

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This particular property in a series of rowhouses along Greenwich street dates back to 1823. The rowhouses are said to have been constructed by John Rohr, a builder at the time. The Rohr family build these rowhouses, both north and south of Canal street, on land owned by Alexander Stewart and Sarah Lispenard Steward.

In the 20th century, the building was leased as business property. Various inhabitants of the building included a manufacturing firm, junk shop, welding shop, and scrap metal merchants. The “Water Spilled from Source to Use” sign was added by artist Lawrence Weiner in 1984.

The property was designated a landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2007.


Written by Paulo Loreto

July 13, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Posted in New York City, Travel

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