Federal rowhouses and their neighbors on Bleecker Street

This colorful stretch of Bleecker Street between Leroy and Morton Streets presents a charming face typical of the South Village. 

 #262 (red, left), #264 (blue-grey, middle), and #266 (light red, right) were built as part of a row of late federal style houses in 1833 for Charles Oakley.  While they may not have originally had ground-floor stores, records do indicate stores as early as 1844.  The original single dormers (264ís was expanded at a later date) resemble those of 42, 44, and 46 Carmine Street just two blocks away.  The common window pattern at #268 and #270, to their right, seems to indicate that these buildings were probably part of the original row of federal houses, with their full fourth story added at a later date.


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