Wednesday, June 16, 2010

East Village Memories At The Samuel and Sadie Koenig Garden

I was curious to find out who the Koenigs were. They actually lived at the address of the gardens at 237 E. 7th Street.

The small print at the bottom of the second picture states that 7th Street, between Avenues C and D was known as Political Row because of all of the politicians that live there. That was in 1908
About Sam:
(September 7, 1872 Kingdom of Hungary - March 1955 Manhattan, New York City) was an American lawyer and politician. He came to the United States as a small boy with his parents, and they settled in New York City. He attended the public schools until the age of 13, then went to work as a clerk. While working by day, he studied law in the evening, and graduated from New York University Law School in 1896. In 1891, he entered Republican politics as a campaigner for Jacob Sloat Fassett who was defeated in his run for governor. From then on he was continuously involved in ward politics, eventually becoming the Leader in the Sixth Ward, and managed to get Republican Gustave Hartman elected to the New York State Assembly in 1903 and 1905 in a heavily Democratic district. He was Secretary of State of New York from 1909 to 1910, elected in 1908 but defeated for re-election in 1910.
About Sadie
also known as Sadie Prince — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Married, June 26, 1898, to Samuel S. Koenig. Republican. Presidential Elector for New York, 1920; member of New York Republican State Committee, 1930. Female. Jewish. Died, from a heart attack, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 18, 1939. Interment at Union Field Cemetery, Ridgewood, Queens, N.Y.

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