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Plaza Hotel

Landmarks of New York

 
 
Plaza Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Plaza Hotel Marker
Inscription. Designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh in French Renaissance Style. The Plaza opened its doors on October 1, 1907. Among original residents were members of the Gould, Harriman and Vanderbilt families. An earlier Plaza Hotel opened at this location in 1890 and was demolished in 1905 to make way for the present structure.
 
Erected 1963 by New York Community Trust.
 
Location. 40° 45.859′ N, 73° 58.442′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Grand Army Plaza, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 768 Fifth Avenue & 2 Central Park South, New York NY 10019, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Plaza Hotel (a few steps from this marker); William Tecumseh Sherman Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lombard Lamp (about 300 feet away); Doris C. Freedman Plaza (about 400 feet away); The Metropolitan Club (about 500 feet away); Simon Bolivar Statue (about 700 feet away); Artists' Gate (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hallett Nature Sanctuary (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker.
Plaza Hotel Grand Entrance image. Click for full size.
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2. Plaza Hotel Grand Entrance
Plaque (not seen in photo) is to the right of the Plaza's main entrance.
Marker is to the right of the front entrance of the hotel.
 
Regarding Plaza Hotel. This building is listed in the AIA (American Institute of Architects)Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition.
 
Also see . . .  The Trust's "Landmarks of New York". A long-time crusader for preservation, the Municipal Art Society joined with The New York Community Trust in 1956 to begin the “Landmarks of New York” project. (Submitted on October 27, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Plaza Hotel image. Click for full size.
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3. Plaza Hotel
Plaza Hotel Ornamentation image. Click for full size.
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4. Plaza Hotel Ornamentation
Plaza Hotel Ornamentation image. Click for full size.
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5. Plaza Hotel Ornamentation
Plaza Hotel Lamppost image. Click for full size.
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6. Plaza Hotel Lamppost
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 666 times since then. Last updated on November 13, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 2, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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