A Players Flashback: 1892

Updated: Dec 24, 2020

By MICHAEL QUINN


Photo by Julius Wilcox

A view of the southeast corner of 20th Street and Fourth Avenue (now Park Avenue South) in 1892. This was the All Souls Unitarian Church, a.k.a. the Church of the Holy Zebra, a.k.a. the Beefsteak Church, designed by Jacob Wrey Mould. Among its members were Peter Cooper and Herman Melville.


Can you identify our Players building on the treeless block? Also, what popular late-night eatery occupies this spot today?

Michael Quinn is a NYC native, historian, performer, and entrepreneur who is a member of the Admissions Committee at The Players. Drop him a line here: thisismichaelquinn@gmail.com