New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
St. Regis Hotel
Designated Landmark New York City
The St. Regis Hotel, one of the most elegant and sophisticated Beaux-Arts style buildings in New York, in among the oldest of the early “skyscraper” hotels. Commissioned by John Jacob Astor, it heralded the transformation of Fifth Avenue from a street of mansions, private clubs and churches to a thoroughfare of hotels, skyscrapers and fashionable shops. The turn-of-the-century, Gilded Age hostelry was doubled in size by a 1920s addition that transformed it into a major hotel for the newly emerging modern metropolis. The vast 1991 renovation replaced the building’s mechanical systems and restored its Edwardian magnificence.
New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
St. Regis Hotel
Landmarks of New York
When completed in 1904, this was the highest hotel building in New York. Designed by Trowbridge & Livingston and constructed by Marc Eidlitz & Son, it was conceived and owned by Colonel John Jacob Astor, whose son Vincent enlarged the original structure in 1925.
Plaque erected 1965 by
The New York Community Trust
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
Location. 40° 45.69′ N, 73° 58.472′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 55th Street near Fifth Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 East 55th Street, New York NY 10022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peninsula Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Aeolian Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The University Club (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kiton (about 300 feet away); 7 West 54th Street House (about 400 feet away); Saint Thomas Church (about 500 feet away); 9-11 West 54th Street (about 500 feet away); 13-15 West 54th Street Houses (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. This is the only instance I have found of markers from both the NYCT and NYLPF for the same building.
Regarding St. Regis Hotel. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
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Also see . . . The 1901 Battle over 5th Avenue - the St. Regis Hotel. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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