I chose a small selection of old houses on Charles Street between Washington and Greenwich Streets for this Thursday’s Doors.
The Federal red brick house at 131 Charles St is an example of an 1820’s was once a builder’s, carpenter’s, or stonemason’s home. There is a back house, #131-1/2, completely invisible from the street, accessible from the doorway at the left. The photographer Diane Arbus lived in the converted stable.
135 Charles Street was originally the 9th Precinct, designed by John DuFais and built in 1897. About 1978 the Number 9 was converted to apartments.
Accross the street is…
I don’t like the modern building but the history is interesting.