Congress Street

Congress Street is a former one-block-long street that connected King Street and West Houston Street just west of the present 6th Avenue. When 6th Avenue was extended southward in the 1920s, it cut through the five-sided block east of Congress (shown by the dotted line) and trimmed off the lower part of the street. The buildings along the west side of 6th Ave in this block still maintain the original orientation of Congress Street, and a small portion of the street remains as a turn lane. The street was named for the national legislative body.

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