Symmetry #41

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February 11, 2018

Just one doorway in a row of curious buildings on 8th Street. According to New York Songlines (here),

These buildings date back to 1834, but were converted to fanciful Tudor-style apartments intended for artists by Harvey Wiley Corbett 1916. Max Eastman, editor of The Masses, lived in No. 12 in 1917; from 1930 to 1935, E.B. White lived at No. 16 on the third and fourth floors; accused spy Alger Hiss lived at No. 22 from 1947 until his perjury conviction in 1950. No. 8 is the offices of the Village Alliance business improvement district.

Alas it’s unclear which number this one is — will check another day!