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7 West 54th Street House

New York City Designated Landmark

 
 
7 West 54th Street House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, February 4, 2019
1. 7 West 54th Street House Marker
Inscription.  Prominent Banker Philip Lehman, a son of the founder of the Lehman Brothers banking firm, commissioned this elegant Beaux-Arts town house in 1899-1900 at a time when this area of Manhattan was transforming into a fashionable neighborhood. Architect J H. Duncan, who also created the General Grant National Memorial and the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Arch in Brooklyn, designed a rusticated limestone façade with luxuriant relief carving surmounted by an elaborately designed two-story mansard roof. When many mansions were converted to commercial and apartment use after World War I, the Lehman residence remained in the family. With its exuberant design, this town house is a distinguished reminder of the fine residences that lined the blocks west of Fifth Avenue at the turn of the century.
 
Erected 2015 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
 
Location. 40° 45.689′ N, 73° 58.569′ W. Marker is in New York
Originally the Philip Lehman House image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, February 4, 2019
2. Originally the Philip Lehman House
The marker is on the building left side.
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, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 54th Street near Fifth Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 West 54th Street, New York NY 10019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 9-11 West 54th Street (a few steps from this marker); 13-15 West 54th Street Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Aeolian Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The University Club (about 300 feet away); Saint Thomas Church (about 300 feet away); Peninsula Hotel (about 400 feet away); St. Regis Hotel (about 400 feet away); Kiton (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding 7 West 54th Street House. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .  The 1900 Philip Lehman House -- No. 7 West 54th Street. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on March 16, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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