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Midtown East in Manhattan in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Peninsula Hotel

Gotham Hotel

Peninsula Hotel Marker (Northwest corner of building) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
1. Peninsula Hotel Marker (Northwest corner of building)
Unfortunately, the building seems to be under neverending construction making the marker difficult to photograph.
Inscription.  Among the oldest of the early "Skyscraper Hotels." The Peninsula, or Gotham as it was originally known, recalls the golden age of luxury hotels. This boldly rendered Neo-Italian Renaissance tower was erected in 1902-05, at a time when Fifth Avenue was being transformed from an exclusive residential street into a fashionable commercial thoroughfare. Designed by Hiss & Weekes, former employees of McKim, Mead & White, the building harmonizes with that renowned firm's University Club which stands directly to the South
Erected 1993 by New York Landmarks Preservation Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsNotable Places.
Location. 40° 45.7′ N, 73° 58.495′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. It is in Midtown East. Marker is on 700 5th Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. St. Regis Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Aeolian Building (within shouting distance of this
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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); 9-11 West 54th Street (about 400 feet away); 13-15 West 54th Street Houses (about 400 feet away); Saint Thomas Church (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
Also see . . .  The 1905 Gotham Hotel -- 5th Avenue and 55th Street. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
Peninsula Hotel Grand Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By R. C.
2. Peninsula Hotel Grand Entrance
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2008, by R. C. of College Station, Texas. This page has been viewed 781 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2008, by R. C. of College Station, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 22, 2023