Jefferson Market Library: a library inside a landmark building

When local residents of Greenwich Village head to their local library, they see more than just books and periodicals. That is because the Jefferson Market Library is an architectural gem steeped with history. The Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library is located at 425 Sixth Avenue at the corner of 10th Street. The building was originally built as the Third Judicial Courthouse from 1874-1877 and was designed by architects Frederick Clarke Withers and Calvert Vaux (who also was involved in designing Central Park). When it was completed the second floor (now the adult reading room) was a civil… Read More

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