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Documenting the History and Significance of 121 Charles Street,   the West Village’s “Cobble Court” Farmhouse 11/13/14

Why Landmarking Matters: Protecting 121 Charles   Street 07/18/14


Ingrid Bernhard's Oral History

The History of 121 Charles Street 11/01/14

121 Charles Street: A Chat with Ingrid Bernhard

On this day in history…03/03/15

121 Charles Street, from Yorkville to the Village 11/10/14

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The Margaret Wise Brown House at 121 Charles Street (at the corner of Greenwich Street) is one of the most historically significant buildings in our neighborhood. But press reports have described potential plans which could result in its destruction. 121 Charles Street, a 19th century (or older) house formerly located on the Upper East Side and moved to Greenwich Village in 1967 (in which the author of “Goodnight Moon” lived and wrote that book), has been advertised for sale for $20 million with claims that it is a “potential development site” which could be viewed as a “blank canvas.” What these reports fail to mention, however, is that because this structure is located within a designated historic district, no changes can be made to it without a long public hearing process and ultimately the approval of the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC).

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