Weekday Sketchers at Jefferson Market Library and Garden
Situated on a triangle between West 10th Street and Greenwich and 6th Avenues, the Jefferson Market Library and Garden is an oasis in the middle of the city. The library, was originally a market place named for Thomas Jefferson and later became the NYC police headquarters. Deemed the 5th most beautiful building America in a 1885 survey of architects, the library is an ornamental brick building with catacombs below and a minaret that soars above 6th Avenue. Later the building became a courthouse with an adjacent jail. The garden, which was the site of the infamous Women's House of Detention, was created after the jail was torn down.
Here is a link to the history of the site: http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/910722_e7275bac067f464f83ac9d5186cd19a9.pdf
Join us to capture the library from the street or with views from the garden. Bring a stool, some lunch (or purchase it from the many stores in the area) and your imagination as we sit on such an historic site.
Extra Credit: anyone who would like to sketch the shortest street in NYC can visit Patchin Place on 10th Street, which also has great views of the library.
DATE: THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018
START TIME: 10:30 AM
LOCATION: JEFFERSON MARKET LIBRARY
6TH AVENUE AND 10TH STREET
NOTE; We will meet inside the garden entrance on 6th Avenue.
TRANSPORTATION: F, L, M TRAIN TO 14TH STREET/6 TH AVENUE
Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking for us? Call/text Raylie at 201-978-6387