Commodore Hotel designed by Warren & Wetmore c. 1919 at East 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue in New York City. Click HERE for more on the Hotel Commodore which still stands in an extremely altered fashion as the Grand Hyatt New York seen HERE on google street view.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
HERE and HERE for more on the hotel which was planned to be demolished but has since received a reprieve and will be renovated and updated. Click HERE to see the Hotel Pennsylvania on google street view.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
John D. Rockefeller Jr. residence designed by William Welles Bosworth c. 1913 at 10 West 54th Street in New York City. Rockefeller moved to 740 Park Avenue in 1936 and this townhouse was demolished in 1938. The Rockefeller family had a series of properties on West 54th Street, click HERE for Christopher Gray's Streetscapes article on the block.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
J.P. Morgan & Company designed by Trowbridge & Livingston c. 1913 at 23 Wall Street in New York City. The building was later home to the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company. Click HERE and HERE for more on the building and HERE to see it on google.
Friday, May 10, 2013
We can file this one under Way Beyond the Gilded Age but it's too cool not to post. Today, May 10th, 2013, One World Trade Center finally reached her final height of 1,776 feet when the top of the spire was installed this morning. The crew attached a camera to the last piece and the above video provided by the Port Authority allows us to ride along with it on its way into the sky.
Friday, May 3, 2013
603 Park Avenue, click HERE for Christopher Gray's Streetscapes article on that residence. It is unknown if this one is extant.
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Howard Earle Coffin residence designed by Albert Kahn c. 1910 in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. Coffin, an engineer, was a co-founder of the Hudson Motor Car Company. It is unknown if the house is extant.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Astor Home for Children designed for Vincent Astor by Harrie Lindeberg c. 1914 in Rhinebeck, New York. Click HERE for more on 'Holiday Farm' and HERE to see the residence on bing.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Jens Jensen. Paxton was a polo player. Click HERE to see the residence on bing.