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Tribeca Trust requests that 84 Walker be landmarked

Four-story building said to be second-oldest house in Lower Manhattan

July 08, 2014 06:00PM

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84 Walker Street

Local nonprofit Tribeca Trust is seeking a landmark designation for a house at 84 Walker Street that is said to be the second oldest in Lower Manhattan.

The New York Chinese Baptist Church occupies the four-story property near Lafayette Street that was built before 1830, the Broadsheet Daily reported. The group plans to redraw the map of Tribeca’s four historic districts and present it to the Landmarks Preservation Commission for consideration, so that a building like 84 Walker can be included.

“These borders were set in 1992,” Lynn Ellsworth of Tribeca Trust told the Broadsheet Daily. “They are jagged, irregular lines that cut through the middle of blocks and sawtooth left and right. It’s clear that this was the result of extreme gerrymandering and pandering to property owners who didn’t want their land to be in the Historic District.” [Broadsheet Daily]Mark Maurer

  • Char4Dew

    If this is the correct photo of the property in the article, than it begs the question does this architecture look like it was built before 1830..NOT TO ME.

  • aa

    you should protect 96 Greenwich St. 1800.

  • Ken Sacharin

    Not sure 84 Walker is 2nd oldest…

    There are at least 30 surviving pre-1800 buildings in Manhattan:

    1) 54 Pearl Street (1719; Fraunces Tavern, substantially rebuilt later; oldest house/bar/restaurant)

    2) 209 Broadway (1764; Saint Paul’s Church, oldest church)

    3) 65 Jumel Terrace (1765; Morris-Jumel Mansion)

    4) 273 Water Street (1771; Rose House, oldest row house)

    5) 4881 Broadway (1784; Dyckman House, oldest farm house)

    6) 18 Bowery (1785; Edward Mooney House, some say oldest row house; I say second oldest)

    7) 203 East 29th Street (1788-90)

    8) 191 Front Street (1792)

    9) 193 Front Street (1792)

    10) 7 State Street (1793; James Watson House, Ann Seton Shrine)

    11) 279 Water Street (1794; Bridge Cafe, being renovated after Hurricane Sandy)

    12) 44 Stuyvesant (1795; Stuyvesant House)

    13) 165 Second Avenue (1795; St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery Church)

    14) 27 Harrison Street (1797; McComb House, original address: 315 Washington Street)

    15) 317 Washington Street (1797)

    16) 207 Front Street (1797)

    17) 206 Front Street (1798)

    18) 220-226 Front Street (1798)

    19) 227 Water Street (1798)

    20) 422 1/2 West 46th Street (1798)

    21) 67 Greenwich Street (1798, also reported as 1810-11)

    22) 134-136 Bowery (1798)

    23) 94 Greenwich Street (1798-9)

    24) 94 1/2 Greenwich Street (1798-9)

    25) 96 Greenwich Street (1798-9)

    26) 77 Bedford Street (1799; Isaacs-Hendricks House)

    27) 204 Front Street (1799)

    28) 97 East End Avenue (1799; Gracie Mansion)

    29) 421 East 61st Street (1799; The Mount Vernon Hotel / Abigail Adams Smith Museum)

    30) 140 Bowery (1799)

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