Looking down Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village
Sixth Avenue at West 10th Street looks about the same today, right? Well, except for the notorious women’s prison building hiding behind the Jefferson Market Courthouse turned Library.
Walter Brightwell painted this scene, according to Artnet, naming it “Looking Down Sixth Avenue Towards the Jefferson Market Library Building.”
The painting looks like it was done in the 1940s, but interestingly, Jefferson Market didn’t became a NYPL library branch until the 1960s.
Tags: Greenwich Village in the 1940s, Jefferson Market Courthouse, Jefferson market library, Sixth Avenue Greenwich Village, Walter Brightwell painter