Charles St Doors

I chose a small selection of old houses on Charles Street between Washington and Greenwich Streets for this Thursday’s Doors.

Converted Stable 129 Charles Street 4/22/2017
Converted Stable 129 Charles Street 4/22/2017
Converted Stable 129 Charles Street 4/22/2017
Converted Stable 129 Charles Street 4/22/2017

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.

131 Charles Street 4/22/2017
131 Charles Street 4/22/2017
131 Charles Street 4/22/2017
131 Charles Street 4/22/2017
131 Charles Street 4/22/2017
131 Charles Street 4/22/2017
131 Charles Street 4/22/2017
131 Charles Street 4/22/2017
131 Charles Street 4/22/2017
131 Charles Street 4/22/2017

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.

131 and 133 Charles Street, a converted police station 4/22/2017
131 and 135 Charles Street, a converted police station 4/22/2017

Accross the street is…

132 Charles Street 4/22/2017
132 Charles Street 4/22/2017
132 Charles Street 4/22/2017
132 Charles Street 4/22/2017
132 Charles Street 4/22/2017
132 Charles Street 4/22/2017

I don’t like the modern building but the history is interesting.

134 Charles Street
134 Charles Street
Charles St Google Map
Charles St Google Map

28 thoughts on “Charles St Doors

  1. Trini Lind 2017-04-27 / 7:48 am

    They are lovely! 😍. You are so lucky to be living in New York 😊😊😊👍🏻

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  2. Suzanne 2017-04-27 / 8:08 am

    That was a very interesting glimpse of New York. I like no. 132 – the weatherboard house jammed in the middle of those brick and stone ones.

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      • Suzanne 2017-04-28 / 3:44 am

        I only know the area from films and books. It sounds like a fabulous place to live.

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  3. Hassan Sadaghiani 2017-04-27 / 9:38 am

    Beautiful! I loved the commentary and the Google Maps shot. Hope all is well. Love, Cathy

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  4. mylifestorymyway 2017-04-27 / 9:47 am

    lovely doors 🙂

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  5. conspicari 2017-04-27 / 9:54 am

    Great selection of doors and buildings, really like the drainpipe and Ivy. :>)

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  6. sustainabilitea 2017-04-27 / 10:01 am

    I like the narrow window above that first door. That and the surrounding details make the whole door area very attractive and interesting. The door across the street is very different. I like the door knocker on it.

    janet

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  7. Jean Reinhardt 2017-04-27 / 11:00 am

    Lovely photos of those old buildings, Sherry. Great to see them from a bird’s eye view.

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  8. Norm 2.0 2017-04-27 / 6:00 pm

    Wonderful post Sherry. That #132 is wonderful and I really like the lion head knocker too 🙂

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  9. joey 2017-04-27 / 9:04 pm

    Gorgeous doors, and ooh, that knocker, but that drain pipe is marvelous 🙂

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  10. notetotraveler 2017-04-27 / 10:58 pm

    Lovely doors. I love the brick buildings, especially the one with the ivy trying to hide the bulky old pipe.
    Donna

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  11. Judith 2017-04-28 / 4:24 am

    Some lovely details and contrasts. An interesting post too, thanks.

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  12. Jet Eliot 2017-04-28 / 2:02 pm

    Wonderful photos and visits to the past, Sherry. I LOVE the horse head in the old converted stable.

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