Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Hess Triangle

I took a quick lunchtime walk to The Hess Triangle. I'd walked past it before, but never really looked at it, so it was fun to pause near it for a bit.

Have you heard of this little spot? It's on the corner of Christopher Street and 11th Avenue South, and it's a little plaque in honor of David Hess, who owned an apartment building on the spot in the 1910s. The city commandeered it with eminent domain, and took all but this one small triangle of space. The plaque was put up in 1922, and in 1938, the cigar store behind it bought it for $1000.

If you want to learn more or see pictures of the cigar store, there are great articles about it up at Scouting NY and Roadside America.

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