Dedicated to an era long gone featuring architectural photographs of houses, hotels, apartment and office buildings, civic institutions and more...many of which are no longer standing.
Vanderbilt Avenue now deadends northward at 47th Street. Yet the address for this place is repeatedly given in contemporary accounts as Vanderbilt and 48th, and the picture above says between 48th and 49th.What happened? Did Vanderbilt used to extend further north?
Vanderbilt Ave, the shortest of them all! The only landmark I really remember now on V Ave. is the Yale Club.
Zach --Thanks! P.S. Better not let Bloomberg see this or he'll start getting ideas.
It's odd there is almost nothing on this hotel to be found in Google. So much so that if you google the term 'Hotel Chatham Warren & Wetmore', Beyond the Gilded Age is the first and second result returned.A 1930 NYTimes article on the 'modernization' of the hotel is a mere three sentences long. Must have been a stinker.
Gotta love a hotel with an olde Englishe long gallery
Was used by Bobby Kennedy as his campaign HQ in his 1964 Senate campaign. We had three stacked suites with an internal stairway for the press, scheduling and, in the top suite, his two speech writers, Adam Walinski and Peter Edelman.
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