July 27, 1922 in New York history

📝 On This Day 📝

99 years ago on July 27th, 1922

The Hess family installs a mosaic at Seventh Avenue and Christopher Street marking what is probably the smallest plot of land in NYC

The Hess Triangle is a small piece of land that was mistakenly left out of expansion plans when the city acquired private property along Seventh Avenue under eminent domain in the 1910s. A five-story building owned by David Hess used to stand at the location, but was demolished by the city to expand Seventh Avenue. Since ownership of the triangle had remained with the Hess family, they installed a mosaic in the ground to mark that they had not surrendered the space for public use. The mosaic can be seen on the southwest corner of Seventh Avenue and Christopher Street in the West Village, outside the entrance of Village Cigars, which acquired the property from David Hess's descendants in 1938.


References:

⏰ AGBC Rewind ⏰

7 years ago
USPS Explores 3D Printing as a New Source of Revenue

7 years ago
WANR - "Can't Get Money"

4 years ago
Top Five Subway Stations Ready for New Sponsored Names

3 years ago
Four "Portable Battery Chargers" Trigger Suspicious Package Search at Trump Tower

2 years ago
AGBC News Episode 33: Son of Sam Begins and a Plane Hits the Empire State Building


🌎 World History 🌏

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia


🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 98°F in 1963
Record Low: 55°F in 1920


← July 26   Today   July 28 →
Calendar   Random

Comments

Your email address will remain private, but will be used to display your Gravatar icon if available.
Plain text and emojis may be used but there is a limit of 150 words.