Theater District in Manhattan 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 Manhattan, New York, in New York County. It is in the Theater District. 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 Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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); a different marker also named Town Hall (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); Our Story (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
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 January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 30, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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