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New Historic Plaque Unveiled on West 9th Street for Muralist James Wall Finn



Last week, Village Preservation unveiled our latest historic plaque at 16 West 9th Street, the one-time home and studio of muralist James Wall Finn.  While not a household name, Finn painted some of the great murals of New York, including those at the Rose Reading Room and Catalog Room at the New York Public Library at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue, the New Amsterdam and Lyceum Theaters, the Hotel Knickerbocker, and the Morgan Library and Museum. See pictures from the unveiling here and watch video here.

16 West 9th Street was altered in the early 20th century for artist studio space occupied by Finn. The house is located within the Greenwich Village Historic District, and this plaque unveiling was part of our ongoing year-long celebration of the district’s 50th anniversary.



This is our fifteenth plaque placed throughout Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo.  Prior plaques have marked the homes of James Baldwin, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lorraine Hansberry, Elizabeth Blackwell, Alex Haley, Frank O’Hara, the Martha Graham Dance Studio, the Fillmore East, and many more.  Lean more about our plaque program here or explore all our plaques via map below.





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