Discover Jefferson Market

Janes Walk

Led By Jack Intrator, Jefferson Market Garden Historian, and Debrah Welling

This walk is short on distance and long on history of one of NYC’s most fascinating blocks, consisting of Jefferson Market Library and Jefferson Market Garden. We will discuss the evolution of this parcel of land from a food market in the 1830s to a courthouse and women’s prison and ultimately to a public library and garden. We will also explore notable sites including Patchin Place, Milligan Place, and the Second Spanish and Portuguese Cemetery.

Saturday, May 4
11:00 AM
1-2 hours

Walk Details
Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Advocacy, Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Accessibility: Family-friendly, Wheelchair-friendly
group of Jane's Walk attendees outside the Jefferson Market Library
Jefferson Market Library 2018 Jane's Walk. Photo: Jack Intrator.
Meeting Location

At the corner of Sixth Avenue and West 10th Street by the Jefferson Market Library


A, B, C, D, E, F and M subway lines: West Fourth Street–Washington Square Station; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 all have stops along 14th Street; PATH: 6th Ave & W 9th St.

Finding your walk leader

I will be holding a large tour book with a photo of Jefferson Market Garden on the cover.

Ending Location

Jefferson Market Garden

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