105-107 Washington Street

The Downtown Community House was designed by John F. Jackson. It was built in 1925 with philanthropic funds from William H. Childs, the founder of the Bon Ami household cleaner company. 

Housing the first public library in Downtown Manhattan with an initial collection of 1,000 books, the building also contained clinics, a milk dispensary, assembly hall, cooking school, gymnasium, and a nursery among other things.

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