233 and 237 Bleecker Street

On the bustling corner of Bleecker and Carmine Street in the heart of the South Village sits what may be its most surprising and intriguing buildings. 

233 (“Joe’s Pizza”) is actually the remnant of a two-story wood frame house built in 1822 for a cartman named Hickson Wilson.  235 next door was built around 1860 as a brick extension of 233.  237 (the slightly taller 3 story red building with shutters on its windows to the left of 235) is actually a wood frame coach house built in 1830.  It has since been covered over in siding styled to look like brick, but it is, along with 233, one of the few wood frame structures left in Lower Manhattan. 

237 Bleecker Street

 The 4-story buildings to the west of 237 (beginning with “Bleecker Records”) may look at first glance like early 20th century tenements or commercial buildings, but all were in fact 3 ˝ story late-federal houses built around 1830 with full fourth stories and new pediments added in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

239-253 Bleecker Street -- 3 1/2 story 1830's federal rowhouses disguised as

late 19th c. tenements and early 20th c. commercial buildings


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