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Ardea, The

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Brick and brownstone detailed apartments built for the executives of the Hearn department store

Place Details

Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : Greenwich Village
Residential, Historic Site & Museum

Place Matters Profile

The Ardea was built as a "hotel-boarding house" in 1893 by George A. Hearn, the owner of a large department store on 14th Street. Intended for the families of Hearn department store executives, each apartment had three bedrooms and a maids quarter. The architect John B. Snook designed the Ardea, giving it elegant iron balconies and refined brick and brownstone detailing.


Marie Sibilla

Built as an apartment hotel to house families of executives of the Hearn Department Store, this is an unusual structure for this part of the Village.

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