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Algonquin Hotel

 
 
Algonquin Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. Algonquin Hotel Marker
Plaque is to the left of the lobby entrance.
Inscription.  The Algonquin Hotel, which opened its doors in 1902, is best known as the home of the famed Round Table, a group of writers and critics who met for lunch and stimulating converstation during the 1920s. The hotel's cultural associations, nurtured by its early congenial proprietor Frank Case, have attracted generations of famous figures in literature and theater. Architect Goldwin Starrett designed the Algonquin's main twelve-story structure in brick with limestone, metal, and terra-cotta elements. The Beaux-Arts inspired building was designed with projecting metal bay windows and classical details. In 1905, the three-story annex of brick, metal, and glazed wood was converted from a nineteenth century stable to a cafe and dining room for the hotel.
 
Erected 2001 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 40° 45.35′ N, 73° 58.946′ W. Marker
Algonquin Hotel Loby Entrance image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. Algonquin Hotel Loby Entrance
Plaques are to the left of the main entrance.
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is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 44th Street, on the left when traveling east. Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 59 West 44th Street, New York NY 10036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York Yacht Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Penn Club of New York (within shouting distance of this marker); The Harvard Club (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York (about 400 feet away); The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (about 400 feet away); The Town Hall (about 600 feet away); The Lambs Club (about 600 feet away); The Crystal Palace (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Algonquin Hotel. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .
1. The Algonquin Hotel and the Round Table. "The Gonk" is where the Round Table met for several years beginning in June 1919. (Submitted on May 27, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

2. The 1902 Algonquin Hotel -- No. 59 West 44th Street. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on March 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
National Trust for Historic Preservation Algonquin Hotel Plaque image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
3. National Trust for Historic Preservation Algonquin Hotel Plaque
Near the NYLPF marker, two additional markers. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 23, 2017
4. Near the NYLPF marker, two additional markers.
Above the NYLPF marker: image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 23, 2017
5. Above the NYLPF marker:
Friends of Libraries USA
To the left of the door image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 23, 2017
6. To the left of the door
Trotting Horse Stable
The Algonquin Round Table image. Click for full size.
By from Jungle Key, Unknown
7. The Algonquin Round Table
Dorothy Parker at the Algonquin Round Table (lower left) surrounded by Robert Benchley, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, Frank Crowninshield, Alexander Woollcott, Heywood Broun, Marc Connelly, Frank Case, Franklin P. Adams, Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman and Robert E. Sherwood.
Algonquin Round Table drawing by Al Hirschfeld.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,157 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on March 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   4, 5, 6. submitted on June 24, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   7. submitted on March 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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