Hidden behind an unassuming gate on6th Avenue just north of West 10th Street, Milligan Place is a unique little courtyard of residences and businesses. Built in 1852, the four row houses in this exquisite oasis replaced Samuel Milligan’s home, which he constructed in 1799.
Eugene O’Neill, winner of the 1936 Nobel Prize for Literature, once lived in Milligan Place, and in addition to residential apartments, today Milligan Place is the home of a mental health facility called the New York Person-Centered Resource Center. Person-centered therapy is a branch of the humanistic school of psychology and philosophy. Often referred to as the Third Force, humanistic psychology encompasses psychological, biological, philosophical, and sociological ideas that emerged in reaction to psychoanalysis and behaviorism.
Milligan Place is a featured stop on Cocktails & Curiosities Greenwich Village Tour No. 2.