131 Charles StreetEdit profile
131 Charles Street is a Federal style townhouse in the West Village, New York City, New York. It is located on Charles Street and near Greenwich Street in West Village, Manhattan, New York. The red brick Federal two-story-over-raised-basement townhouse with a dormer attic was built in 1834 by David Christie, a stone cutter, for about $2,600. The brick is laid in the Flemish bond pattern. "These residences of the 1820s were almost all builder's, carpenter's, or stonemason's homes, and there were several blocks of them at one time. in 1899 Montgomery Schuyler, the critic, wrote that they were 'the most respectable and artistic pattern of habitation New York has ever known.'" The house was listed April 19, 1966 as a New York City Landmark. The structure is noteworthy for containing all original window frames and lintels (except in the dormers) At least until 1971 when the property was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, the trim was white and many original interior features of the house remained. Some minor exterior changes were made during the Victorian period. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. It is determined to be significant for its architecture.