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1) At a width of only 9'6", interior 8'7", it is the narrowest house in NYC. A three-story house, with 999 sf of living space, it was squeezed into the carriage entrance of the neighboring 1799 house, the first house built in GV.
2) At one point in the 1920s, it was owned by poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Later, the nearby Cherry Lane Theatre leased it to accommodate visiting actors, such as Cary Grant and John Barrymore. Later it was owned by anthropologist Margaret Mead.
3) As an example of how nuts Manhattan real estate has become, the house sold for $3.25M in 2013.
While the Millay House, as it is known, is currently the narrowest, the 1882 apartment house at Lexington and 82nd street, demolished in 1915, was 102' long, four stories high, and only 5' wide!
No idea what "at its narrowest, itâ€™s 2 ft. wide" could mean . . .
I don't know of any plans to put them online but I think they're accessible to the public for viewing and scholarship. In fact there's an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art showcasing his work from June 12Ã¯Â¿Â½October 1, 2017.Matt wrote: Are the Wright archives accessible, or are there plans to put them online? KitchenLola
http://library.columbia.edu/locations/a ... ction.html
We spent another day on the Highline and the Whitney (where there is a wonderful Calder exhibit!) We purchased a book, "The Gardens of the High Line" which is a good read if you are interested in gardening.
Next we did the Guggenheim, which is always a delight! Then travelled to the Park Ave Armory for an interesting exhibit by Ai Weiwei and Herzog and De Meuron on the dystopian effects of surveillance.
I had never been to the Park Ave Armory...what a grand interior!
http://untappedcities.com/2016/04/04/in ... ue-armory/
But I've never seen the Tiffany/Herter/Kimbel/Roux/Millet space until today. So glad I could see it first in its newly-restored condition. This baby could have been the highlight of a paper on Tiffany I was assigned to research, in college . . . !
http://www.hiddenarchitecture.net/2016/ ... forum.html
The author of this article describes the walk on pages 392-393:
https://newenglandquarterly.files.wordp ... design.pdf
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_ ... orism.html
http://o-l-i.blogspot.com/2013/04/what- ... llion.html