New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
152 East 38th Street
New York City Designated Landmark
This house, which dates back to the 1840’s, was typical of the modest semi-suburban houses that once dotted the streets of uptown Manhattan in the mid-19th century. It was originally a gatehouse for an estate belonging to a member of President Van Buren’s family. The house was sold to publisher Cass Canfield in 1929, who remodeled it in the Federal Revival style in 1934-35.
New York Landmark Preservation Foundation
Erected 1989 by New York Landmark Preservation Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
Location. 40° 44.91′ N, 73° 58.626′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 38th Street east of Lexington Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150-152 East 38th Street, New York NY 10016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Gabarron Foundation (a few steps from this marker); John Paul II House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Light (about 400 feet away); Sniffen Court (about 500 feet away); Murray Hill Historic District (about 500 feet away); Malvina Hoffman (about 700 feet away); 67 Park Avenue (about 700 feet away); Mary Lindley Murray (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Regarding 152 East 38th Street. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
The Dayton in Manhattan entry has a completely different origin story than the NYLPF plaque’s.
Also see . . . The Hidden House at No. 152 East 38th Street. Daytonian in Manhattan entry (Submitted on October 22, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.