New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
New York City Designated Landmark
The Knickerbocker Hotel is one of the very few surviving Beaux-Arts style grand hotels developed in the Times Square area at the turn of the 20th century. Financed by John Jacob Astor IV and designed by the firm of Marvin & Davis with Bruce Price, the Knickerbocker opened to the public in 1906. With richly-ornamented French Renaissance-style details, prominent copper mansard roof, and its surrounding interiors, the building was one of the city’s most lavish hostelries. The once-preeminent dining and dancing venue closed during Prohibition.
New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
Erected 2015 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 1906.
Location. 40° 45.332′ N, 73° 59.161′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of West 42nd Street and Broadway, on the right when traveling east on West 42nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1466 Broadway aka 6 Times Square, New York NY 10036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within The Town Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of Eugene O'Neill (about 400 feet away); Medal of Honor Recipients (about 500 feet away); New Amsterdam Theatre (about 600 feet away); The Lambs Club (about 600 feet away); The Garment District Mural (about 600 feet away); The Crystal Palace (about 700 feet away); Benito Juarez (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Regarding Knickerbocker Hotel. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
The building is again being used as a hotel.
Also see . . .
1. The 1906 Knickerbocker Hotel. Daytonian in Manhattan entry. (Submitted on October 30, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. The Knickerbocker Hotel (Manhattan). Wikipedia entry (Submitted on October 30, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
3. The Secret Entrance to the Knickerbocker Hotel. Atlas Obscura entry (Submitted on October 30, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 30, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.