HistorySt. Marks Place

German Heritage in the East Village: the German-American Shooting Society Clubhouse

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The German-American Shooting Society Clubhouse (DeutscheAmerikanische Schlitzen Gesellschaft) on St. Marks was designed by William C. Frohne and constructed in 1888-89. It stands today at 12 St. Marks Place between 2nd and 3rd Avenue as one of few reminders that the neighborhood was once home to many German and Eastern European immigrants. The seal on the building reads “Einigkeit Macht Stark,” or “Unity provides strength,” an important message for the immigrants who made the neighborhood their home.

Today, you can visit the building for some vegan, Latin-inspired fare at V-Spot Cafe, or bring your mat and joing a class at Yoga to the People, located on the upper floors.

German Heritage in the East Village: the German-American Shooting Society Clubhouse

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