Cobble Court, West Village–August 2014

A little house with a big history. At more than 200 years old, Cobble Court was once the home to children’s author Margaret Wise Brown. It’s said she wrote some of her favorite works, like Goodnight Moon, while living here. While, the house fits in perfectly with the charming West Village neighborhood, it hasn’t always been here. In 1967 activists saved the property from demolition by relocating the home from its original Upper East Side location at 71st Street and York. The house was moved in pieces on a flatbed truck, including the cobble stone driveway. In the past year concerns have flared once again about the building’s preservation as it was recently put on the market. Community members have expressed concern that a sale in the property could result in the home’s demolition and the construction of condos. (Though a local preservation group ensures this is unlikely).

The house is completely charming and I certainly hope that generations to come will have the chance to stumble passed it while out exploring the Village. IMG_6639edited (1280x853)


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