The horse walk door is the brown one to the left at this house at 7 Leroy Street, a Federal-style beauty built in 1831.
Behind this door is the horse walk, a narrow passageway through which a homeowner’s horse was led from the street to a separate carriage house or stable behind the main house.
Here’s a listing for the carriage house behind 7 Leroy Street—yours for $16,000 a month.
This horse walk door to the right of the main entrance is part of another lovely Federal-style house built in 1819 at 83 Sullivan Street near Spring Street.
You can just imagine a horse being led to and from the door every day to what was probably a very muddy street, so his owner can use him as transportation to get around the growing city.
Tags: architecture of Greenwich Village, carriage houses in New York City, Federal-style homes Greenwich Village, Greenwich Village back houses, Greenwich Village street, Horse walk, Horses in New York City, Leroy Street, Sullivan Street