Virtual Tour

The map below features links to images and information about streets, houses, tenements, apartment buildings, theaters and churches in the South Village.  The links include buildings that are as much as 200 years old and embody some of the richest history in the Village and in New York.  They tell the story of the founding of Greenwich Village as a refuge from the yellow fever epidemics of New York City (then the southern tip of Manhattan) in the early 19th century, of the South Village's role as a center of immigrant life in the late 19th century, as a center for artists, bohemians, and "free-thinkers" in the early 20th century, of beatniks, hippies, folk musicians, and the counterculture in the second half of the 20th century, and today, as an eclectic mix of old and new, avant-garde and traditional, gritty and glamorous, sacred and profane.

Unfortunately, the South Village is not in a New York City historic district, and therefore is not protected from inappropriate demolitions, alterations, or new construction. The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation is seeking to change this, and is working to protect this area through research, documentation, advocacy, and education, which we hope will lead to recognition of its unique and valuable historic and architectural features, and the enactment of historic district protections. Read more.


Click on the links on the map below for more information and pictures of each site.

Map generously provided by Edward Camp of Geographic Business Systems of Paramus 201-587-1717,

Map Sites Listed by Name

   1. & 2. 127-131 MacDougal Street, houses at 125-131 MacDougal Street and the Provincetown Playhouse

   3. Rowhouses at 130, 132 MacDougal Street   

     4.  MacDougal Street between West 3rd and Bleecker Streets

5. Tenements on MacDougal Street 

  6. Minetta Street

     7. Our Lady of Pompeii Church overlooking Father Demo Square

  8. Sixth Avenue

     9. Beaux-Arts Tenement at Bleecker and MacDougal Streets, 185 Bleecker Street

     10. 173-177 Bleecker Street/206 Sullivan Street

         11. Bleecker Street from LaGuardia Place to 6th Avenue    

12. Sullivan Street, including Sullivan Street Playhouse

 13. 169 Sullivan Street

14. Houston Street

   15. St. Anthony of Padua Church

     16.  View down Sullivan Street below Houston Street, south from St. Anthony of Padua Church

      17. Streetscape details, Thompson Street


      18. Thompson streetscape with new tower rising above

19. Cast iron detail, typical South Village storefront, 68-74 Thompson Street     

20.  Altered rowhouses on Spring Street

     21. 195 Spring Street

   22. Sullivan Street north from Vesuvio Playground

   23. Romanesque tenement on MacDougal Street

   24. Rowhouses on West Houston Street

25. Curving streetscape, Bedford Street

26. Downing Street "cul-de-sac"

27. Seventh Avenue South

28.  Carmine Street, looking north to Our Lady of Pompeii Church

 29. South Side of Carmine Street

30. 233 and 237 Bleecker Street

  31. Our Lady of Pompeii Church

32. Layers of History on Leroy Street

33. Cornelia Street, one block long

34. Federal rowhouses and their neighbors on Bleecker Street

35. Jones Street

36. Intricately detailed entrance, 140 West 4th Street

37. 132 and 134 West 4th Street, classic Greek Revival rowhouses


Individually Designated Landmarks

A. Judson Memorial Church, Tower, and Hall

B.  83 and 85 Sullivan Street Houses


C. 116 Sullivan Street House

D. 203 Prince Street House

E. 26, 28, and 30 Jones Street Houses


Federal Rowhouses Proposed for Individual Landmark Designation

7 Leroy Street

57 Sullivan Street

127, 129 and 131 MacDougal Street


Designated Historic Districts

MacDougal Sullivan Gardens Historic District

Charlton - King - Vandam Historic District


Historic Maps

Map of the North Division of the Protestant Episcopal Church Property and the Adjoining Properties of Aaron Burr, Mary Barclay,

Anthony Lispenard and Others, May 1882

Map of the Estates of Sir Peter Warren

Samuel Boyd, George Rapelje & John Staples, April 1881

Map of the Haring or Herring Farm as Surveyed in 1784, January 1869

Fire Insurance Map ca. 1890


If you want to support GVSHP and its efforts to preserve the South Village, CLICK HERE.

If you want to be kept informed of the South Village preservation campaign, email:  Be sure to include your name, address and phone number.

Did you or your family live, work, or have a business in the South Village?  If you have stories, pictures, or information about the history of the South Village, please share it with us.  CLICK HERE for email, or you can write to us at GVSHP, 232 E. 11th Street, New York, NY  10003, or call 212-475-9585.