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Former Underground Railroad Stop Now a $22K Village Rental

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In New York City, seemingly anything can be turned into a residential space—churches, parking garages, schools, the list goes on—so why would a historic Civil War site be any different? That being said, there is something a little…incongruous about this listing at 95 Barrow Street: The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom apartment, which just hit the market for $21,900 per month, was built in 1847 and was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. (Allegedly—there's no mention of this in the literature from when Barrow Street was named part of the Greenwich Village Historic District in 1969.) In any case, the 19th-century home is a beauty, with details like exposed brick and wooden beams, wood-burning fireplaces, and a positively charming window nook in one of the bedrooms. A gut renovation also added many new-fangled details, including central air and heating, and radiant heat sidewalks outside.

· Listing: 95 Barrow Street [Corcoran via StreetEasy]
· Rent an Underground Railroad stop for $22K/month [NYP]