Wooden House

Art & Culture | History

Dating back to 1882, It's the Oldest Wooden Framed House in the Village

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About Wooden House

 & why it made the Carpe City list

  • 17 Grove is one of the oldest wooden-framed homes in the Village, dating back to 1822. The building’s 3rd story was added later, in 1870. 
    • It’s one of the few left because the city banned the construction of wooden homes in 1849. 
  • But it’s not just one house… it’s two! 
    • There is a quaint little house in the back, which was the workshop of the original owner, William Hyde, a successful window sash maker.   
  • Today, the house still has the original woodwork, beams, brick, and pine floorboards. There’s even a wood-burning fireplace! 
  • Like what you see? 17 Grove is for sale right now for a cool $8.75 Million! 

Carpe City Trivia

Enough about the wood...let's get to the secret passageway!

Underneath 17 Grove, there’s a secret passageway that once led directly into Chumley’s, the legendary speakeasy at 86 Bedford St.! 

By: Lucie Levine

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