Corner (160 Varick): A 12-story commercial building
from 1927 that is home to the
Varick Street Incubator,
an attempt by NYU to foster start-up businesses.
29: The beginning of a stretch of buildings
that are included in the
Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District.
Nos. 23-29 are a group of Federal-style rowhouses, built c. 1820, in close to
their original condition, with pitched roofs, dormers and iron
17: Noted for its handsome door frame.
15: In the late 19th/early 20th centuries, this was the Huron
Club, a hangout for Democratic politicians like Mayor Jimmy Walker and
"Battery" Dan Finn, namesake of Finn Square (though technically the square is named for Finn's son Philip, who was killed in World War I with the 69th Regiment).
The ground floor became a theater in the 1920s;
in the 1960s it was known as the Village South, where Edward Albee's Playwrights Unit Workshop produced original work by
such writers as
Terrance McNally, Sam Shepard, John Guare, Leroi Jones Lanford Wilson. Among other things, the theater is currently home to Baby Wants Candy's weekly improv musical.
The cabaret in the basement is now called, appropriately, The Huron
9: The last house in the historic district.
Corner (2 Charlton): Charlton House, a 17-story
red-brick building from 1966.