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13-15 West 54th Street Houses

New York City Designated Landmark

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, February 4, 2019
1. 13-15 West 54th Street Houses Marker
Inscription.  13-15 West 54th Street Houses
New York City Designated Landmark

This pair of town houses was built in 1896-97 for William Murray, a New York businessman, designed in a Renaissance-inspired style by Henry J. Hardenbergh, the houses are a fine example of the elegant residential architecture that once characterized the West Fifties between Fifth and Sixth Avenues – a neighborhood that developed in style and popularity after the completion of Central Park, and during the post-Civil War building boom. Over the course of this century, members of the Rockefeller family occupied and owned five townhouses on this street, including this distinguished pair.

New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
1989

 
Erected 1989 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1989.
 
Location. 40° 45.696′ N, 73° 58.586′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 54th Street near Fifth Avenue, on the left
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By Larry Gertner, February 4, 2019
2. 13-15 West 54th Street Houses
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when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13-15 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); 7 West 54th Street House (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Aeolian Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The University Club (about 400 feet away); Saint Thomas Church (about 400 feet away); Peninsula Hotel (about 400 feet away); Rockefeller Apartments (about 500 feet away); St. Regis Hotel (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding 13-15 West 54th Street Houses. The buildings are listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .  Hardenbergh's 1897 Twins at Nos. 15 and 13 West 54th Street. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry (Submitted on March 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on March 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 10, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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