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Margaret Wise Brown, the author of enduring children's classic Goodnight, Moon, lived in this adorable, two story wood-frame house in its previous life as an architectural curiosity on the Masonry-heavy Upper East Side, on 71st Street and York Avenue. The origins of the home are obscure: no nineteenth century maps recognize it, though the house may have been moved from another location on the block when several tenements were built on the street in the 1880s. In the 1960s, the house was "discovered"...

Margaret Wise Brown, the author of enduring children's classic Goodnight, Moon, lived in this adorable, two story wood-frame house in its previous life as an architectural curiosity on the Masonry-heavy Upper East Side, on 71st Street and York Avenue. The origins of the home are obscure: no nineteenth century maps recognize it, though the house may have been moved from another location on the block when several tenements were built on the street in the 1880s. In the 1960s, the house was "discovered" by construction workers, busy clearing the land for a new nursing home, and sold to an enterprising New York architect, who relocated the house, intact, to the West Village, a much more congenial location for an antique structure.

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121 Charles St.
New York City, NY 10014
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