Henry Street Settlement and Neighborhood Playhouse

263--267 Henry St. and 466 Grand St., New York, New York


Street View 


Founded in 1895, this was one of the leading institutions in the settlement house movement in the U.S. Lillian Wald, suffragist and pacifist, lived and worked here for nearly 40 years. She founded both this famous settlement house and a city-wide visiting nurse service. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 30, 1974

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 13, 1974
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Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Colonial Revival; Other architectural type; Federal; Georgian Revival
Area of significance
Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Historic functions
Medical business/office; Institutional housing
Current functions
Medical business/office; Institutional housing
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899
Significant years
1895; 1915
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 4

Update Log 

  • March 1, 2018: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett