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John Barrymore’s Apartment Building

Oct 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, This and That

Another Greenwich Village location that Owen, my fiancé, and I stalked during our recent whirlwind day in New York City was the Greek Revival townhouse where beleaguered actor John Barrymore – Drew’s grandfather – once lived.  For three years, from 1917 to 1920, John rented the top floor penthouse of the building pictured above, which was originally constructed in 1839.  Barrymore decorated his apartment, which he nicknamed the “Alchemist’s Corner”, with Gothic elements including gold wallpaper, fake wooden beams, ironwork accoutrements, and stained glass windows.  […]