President John Tyler was 54; his bride, born on an island bearing her name off the east end of Long Island, was 24.

  It was a secret engagement and marriage, which took place on 5th Avenue and 10th Street in Greenwich Village.

  Another fun fact you learn on a Save the Village tour.

Church of the Ascension, 10th Street and 5th Avenue.  Gardiner lived a short walk away, at LaGrange Terrace - now known as Lafayette Street, on Colonnade Row, where John Jacob Astor also resided.

Church of the Ascension, 10th Street and 5th Avenue.  Gardiner lived a short walk away, at LaGrange Terrace - now known as Lafayette Street, on Colonnade Row, where John Jacob Astor also resided.

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