A Journey Through Chinatown

Mosco Street

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see also: Centre Market Place Storefronts

Centre Market Place is just a block long and one of the nicer looking streets in Little Italy/Nolita. Four of the townhouses on this block were developed by husband-and-wife real estate developers who incorporated found architectural castoffs scavenged from around the world into each building [1].

19 June 2009. Centre Market Place.

circa 1890s.

03 July 2009

Built in the 1890s, the People's Bath House at 9 Centre Market Pl was a privately-run public bathhouse built by the Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor, and was the first public bathhouse built in the United States. It served as a model to which the City of New York would later build the city's free public bathhouses.[2]

1: "Found Treasures from All Over to Adorn Redone Town Houses", New York Times, September 06, 2004.
2: "Report on Public Baths and Public Comfort Stations", April 9, 1897, The Mayor's Committee of New York City. p. 36.

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