by Benjamin Sutton, at Dec. 17, 2010, 12:36 a.m.
Walking tour stop name: Northwest corner of Washington Square North and Fifth Avenue: Henry James's Maternal Grandmother's House, Setting of Washington Square
Associated walking tour: Literary Greenwich Village
Walking tour stop description: "James's maternal grandmother lived in a home, no longer standing, west of Fifth Ave, built in similar style in 1839. It was one of 5 homes demolished to make way for the low front portion of #2 Fifth Ave. Henry James played in the Park as a boy and was often in his grandmother's home. The home became the setting for his novelette Washington Square published around 1880. The story was converted into a play and a movie starring Olivia de Havilland."
The theatrical adaptation, The Heiress, premiered on Broadway in 1947. A film adaptation, also titled The Heiress, was released in 1949.
Image: "Manhattan: Washington Square North - 5th Avenue" (February 24, 1922).
Walking tour stop location: POINT (-73.9970336091345047 40.7315606087787714)
Next walking tour stop: 7 Washington Square North: Home of Edith Wharton in 1882
Previous walking tour stop: Washington Square North between Fifth Avenue and University Place: Greek Revival Row
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